Rig-Veda-Sanhita; The Sacred Hymns of the Brahmans Volume . 1

Rig-Veda-Sanhita; The Sacred Hymns of the Brahmans Volume . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Kanva, the author of the hymn. Verse S, note . A very weak verse, particularly the second line, which Wilson renders by, Withhold from him food and strength and your assistance. Benfey translates abhva very happily by Ungethiim. Verse 9, note . The verb dada is the second pers. plur. of the perfect of as, and is used here in the sense of to keep, to protect, as is well shown by B. and R. s. v. as 4, base dad. Sayana did not understand the word, and took it for an irregular imperative; yet he assigned to the verb the proper sense of to keep, instead of to give. Hence Wilson: Uphold the sacrificer Kafiva. Benfey, less correctly, Den Kanva gabt ihr, as if Kanva had been the highest gift of the Maruts. Verse 9, note 2. The simile, as lightnings go to the rain, is not very telling. It may have been suggested by the idea that the lightnings run about to find the rain, or the tertium comparationis may simply be the quickness of lightning. Wilson: As the lightnings bring the rain. Benfey: (So schnell) gleichwie der Blitz zum Regen kommt. Lightning precedes the rain, and may therefore be represented as looking about for the rain. Verse 10, note 1. Wilson: Let loose your anger. Sayana: Let loose a murderer who hates. Pari-manyfi, which occurs but once in the Rig-veda, corresponds as nearly as possible to the Greek 7l'pl.'6U, u.0S . Manyii, like 61/p.6s, means courage, spirit, anger; and in the compound parimanyti, as in 7repf9u, u.0, the preposition pari seems to strengthen the simple notion of the word. That peri is used in that sense in later Sanskrit is well known; for instance, in parilaghu, perlevis, parikshama, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
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  • English
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  • 1236618831
  • 9781236618832