siṃhāvalokitanyāya सिंहावलोकितन्याय

Definition: the analogy of the backward look peculiar to a lion, who, as he advances, does always look back at the ground covered. The word is used in grammar with reference to a word taken back from a rule to the preceding rule which technically is called अपकर्षः cf. वक्ष्यमाणं विभाषाग्रहणमिह सिंहावलोकितन्यायेन संबध्यते Kas. on P.III.3.49.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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