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The अष्टाध्यायी (lit. a book containing eight "adhyāya-s" or "chapters") is the corner stone of Sanskrit grammar. It was composed by the greatest Sanskrit grammarian of all time: Pāṇini --only in English-- (who lived in India around 500BCE). I could write a long introduction to this scripture —I could speak about markers, pratyāhāra-s, anubandha-s, etc.—, but it would be unnecessary because there is already a good article in Wikipedia --the English version is more complete, check if out if you know this language-- about it. The only difference I have with that article is that they counted 4000/3155 aphorisms while I counted 3983. All in all, in the Sanskrit universe we say that Sanskrit grammar contains ~4000 rules (3983) because this is the number of aphorisms in this sacred scripture.

As this is a translation only, I cannot be explaining every cryptic aphorism in detail. For a rather complete explanation, check here: Aṣṭādhyāyī - Explanation.

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