Vedic Sanskrit

Vedic Sanskrit
The earliest and most archaic form of Sanskrit, as used in the Vedas.

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  • Vedic Sanskrit grammar — is the oldest attested full case and tense system grammar of a language from the Indo European language family. Comparing with Classical Sanskrit, Vedic Sanskrit had a subjunctive absent in Panini s grammar and generally believed to have… …   Wikipedia

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  • Substratum in Vedic Sanskrit — Vedic Sanskrit has a number of linguistic features which are alien to most other Indo European languages. Prominent examples include: phonologically, the introduction of retroflexes, which alternate with dentals; morphologically, the formation of …   Wikipedia

  • Vedic — may refer to:* the Vedas, the oldest preserved Indo Aryan texts ** Vedic Sanskrit, the language of these texts ** Vedic period, during which these texts were produced ** the Historical Vedic religion, of which the Vedas record the liturgy **… …   Wikipedia

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  • Vedic period — The Vedic Period (or Vedic Age) is the period in the history of India during which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, were being composed. Scholars place the Vedic period in the second and first millennia BCE continuing up to the 6th …   Wikipedia

  • Vedic chant — The oral tradition of the Vedas (Śrauta) consists of several pathas, recitations or ways of chanting the Vedic mantras. Such traditions of Vedic chant are often considered the oldest unbroken oral tradition in existence, the fixation of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sanskrit language — Old Indo Aryan language, the classical literary language of Hinduism. The most ancient form is Vedic, attested in its earliest form in parts of the Rig Veda, dating from the late 2nd millennium BC. Late Vedic Sanskrit was described and codified… …   Universalium

  • Vedic accent — The pitch accent of Vedic Sanskrit, or Vedic accent for brevity, is traditionally divided by Sanskrit grammarians into three qualities, udātta raised (acute accent, high pitch), anudātta not raised (grave accent, low pitch) and svarita sounded… …   Wikipedia

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