Manava-Dherma-Sastra, or the Institutes of Menu; Sanscrit Text Volume 1

Manava-Dherma-Sastra, or the Institutes of Menu; Sanscrit Text Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...its meaning would be unknown, he describes it as an instrument for collecting grain. It may not be out of place here to mention that the word is spelt- in No. V. which tends to shew that that ancient copy comes from the Western or North-Western side of India, where 4 is popularly used indifferently for, and with the same sound, viz. kha. V. 119, h. 1. I have altered into rftTr for the same reason as already giren in the note on v. 103. V. 122, h. 2. The letter of the compound tpsfa is changed into 4, by Rule 3ob-of Mr. Wilkins' Grammar; but I am not aware whether, in a casual compound, the rules of euphony must be carried so much further as to require the being changed into, because of its following the letter In the Calcutta edition in this couplet, and in the next verse, as well as in other places, how 5 n ever, -ever, the compound is written in No. II. it is likewise so spelled, v. 123, but it is written in this couplet. In all the other authorities, including a and b 37 R. S. the term is spelt . Both the comment of the Calcutta edition and of No. II. read JpSHl in this distich. V. 124, h. 1. Mr. Wilkins' Ms. is supported by Nos. V. VI. VII. and by b 37 R. S. in reading, while the Calcutta edition, No. II. the Bombay copy, and a 37 R. S. read with us jh)4 - The word 's explained in the comment of Me'd'ha'tithi on v. 122, to mean, the coating or smearing the ground or floor with a plaster of cow-dung, tyc. The word is not found in Mr. Wilson's Dictionary....show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236567285
  • 9781236567284