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Nighantu

See also: nighantu

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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit निघण्टु (ni-ghaṇṭu).

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Nighantu (plural Nighantus)

  1. A particular type of Sanskrit glossary, containing brief annotations of obscure and difficult words grouped into thematic categories.
    • 2006, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2ed, Elsevier, page 614:
      The nighantus, which are concerned with the interpretation of sacred literature, are glossaries of obscure words found in Vedic texts.

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