Paninean

adjective
Pa·​ni·​ne·​an | \ ¦pänə¦nēən\

Definition of Paninean

1 : of or being the grammatical system of the Sanskrit grammarian Panini
2 of Sanskrit : adhering rigidly to the rules

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History and Etymology for Paninean

Panini, flourished 350 b.c. Sanskrit grammarian + English -an

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