Pânini: The avant-garde grammarian

Patanjali, a later grammarian, describes Pânini as ‘analpa-matihh’, that is ‘infinitely intelligent’.

It is intriguing to know that Pânini never mentioned the name of the language for which he wrote the grammar. Tradition ascribes Panini’s grammar ancillary to the Vedas but hardly 300 rules out of his nearly 4000 rules of grammar describe Vedic intricacies. This notion might thus be dispelled.

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