Meaning of 'a'

The second letter of the alphabet, corresponding with A in Father, chance. As a preposition or prefix to words from the Sanskrit, it signifies I. Diminution: as osnam Warmish; from a & usnam Warm. II. Extension: as abhoga Repletion; from a & bhoga Enjoyment. III. Limit inceptive:--from that place; from that time: as asamudrat From the sea; ajanmath From birth. IV. Limit conclusive:--until, unto, as far as, whether inclusive or exclusive: as aphalodaya Till success crown us (incl); asamudra As far as the ocean (excl). V. Limit inclusive, containing, or comprehending: as akramana Pervasion, thorough occupation (from a & krama To go, walk, step); asakalat brahma Brahma containeth or comprehendeth all things (from a & sakala All). VI. It is redundant: as abhasa, aghrana, aghata, alhada, The same as bhasa, ghrana, ghata, lhada. VII. It extends, restricts, reverses, and otherwise varies the application and meaning of words: as agraha Retention (as of a purpose or opinion) after taking; inflexible persistency (from a & graha To take). acara Moving;--conducting one's self, agreeably to the precepts of the Vedas (from a & cara To walk, to move). agamana Approach, coming (from a & gamana Going). amoda Fragrance (from a & moda Pleasure). akrti Form, figure (from a & krti Deed, act).

Meaning of आ

The second letter of the alphabet, corresponding with A in Father, chance. As a preposition or prefix to words from the Sanskrit, it signifies I. Diminution: as ओष्णम् Warmish; from & उष्णम् Warm. II. Extension: as आभोग Repletion; from & भोग Enjoyment. III. Limit inceptive:--from that place; from that time: as आसमुद्रात् From the sea; आजन्मतः From birth. IV. Limit conclusive:--until, unto, as far as, whether inclusive or exclusive: as आफलोदय Till success crown us (incl); आसमुद्र As far as the ocean (excl). V. Limit inclusive, containing, or comprehending: as आक्रमण Pervasion, thorough occupation (from & क्रम To go, walk, step); आसकलात् ब्रह्म Brahma containeth or comprehendeth all things (from & सकल All). VI. It is redundant: as आभास, आघ्राण, आघात, आल्हाद, The same as भास, घ्राण, घात, ल्हाद. VII. It extends, restricts, reverses, and otherwise varies the application and meaning of words: as आग्रह Retention (as of a purpose or opinion) after taking; inflexible persistency (from & ग्रह To take). आचार Moving;--conducting one's self, agreeably to the precepts of the Vedas (from & चर To walk, to move). आगमन Approach, coming (from & गमन Going). आमोद Fragrance (from & मोद Pleasure). आकृति Form, figure (from & कृति Deed, act).

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