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prameya

prameya mfn. to be measured , measurable (also = limited , small , insignificant Naish.) , to be ascertained or proved , provable MBh. Kav. &c. that of which a correct notion should be formed Vedantas. n. (ifc. f. {A}) an object of certain knowledge , the thing to be proved or the topic to be discussed Kap. Sch. Vedantas. MBh. R. (cf. IW. 63) {-kamala-mArtaNDa} m. {-TIkA} f. {-tattvabodha} m. N. of wks. {-tva} n. provableness , demons-rability Tarkas. {-dIpikA} f. {-nava-mAlikA} f. {-pariccheda} m. {-mAlA} f. {-muktAvalI} f. {-ratnAvalI} f. {-saMgraha} m. {-saMgraha-vivaraNa} n. {-sAra} m. {-sAra-saMgraha} m. N. of wks. [686,2] prameya is the second of: 16 Padarthas The Nyaaya School holds that the logical method, of ascertaining truths was by the application of the sixteen categories or Padaarthas- the topics for discussion. These topics are 1. Pramaana means of knowledge 2. Prameya- objects of enquiry 3. Samasya- doubt 4. Prayojana – purpose 5. Dristaanta – illustration, Siddhaanta- dogma or determinate truth 7. Avayava- syllogism or argument 8. Tarka – confutation 9. Nirnaya-ascertainment 10. Vaada discussion 11. Jalpa- wrangling and hairsplitting 12. Vitanda cavilling or raising objections 13. Hetvaabhaasa- fallacy 14. Chhala- perversion or unfair ambiguity 15. Jaati- futile objections 16. Nigraha sthaana- conclusion or the confounding of an adversary. http://www.mypurohith.com/Ayurveda/Ayurveda1.asp
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