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Saturday, January 17, 2009

The empty plantain tree

asārāpi kadaly amṛtopamaṃ phalaṃ sāraṃ phalati yathā, tathā niḥsāramantradevatābījādikaṃ bhāvyamānaṃ saṃbodhyādilakṣaṇaṃ sāraṃ phalaṃ phalati. (Bhavabhaṭṭasya Catuṣpīṭhanibandhe)

2 Comments:

Anonymous H.I. said...

asārāpi kadalāmṛtopamaṃ phalaṃ sāraṃ phalati yathā ...

kadalā is hardly attested for the plaintain tree, I think, even if you may perhaps
find it mentioned in some dictionary or other. Read asārāpi kadaly amṛtopamaṃ. And have a close look at your MSS--I doubt that you will find them to all have what you read (if they do, you should still emend, I'd say ...).

5:55 pm  
Blogger PDSz said...

I was a little bit puzzled by the -ā ending, and I though it was a Bengalism: cf. kalā. But you are absolutely right, the Kaiser ms. does read kadaly, so I'll correct it right away. Thank you!

11:08 pm  

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