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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)


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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