Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Tue Jul 13 11:46:53 EDT 2004
I didn't post that article, so can't take thanks or credit.
>>> s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.FREESERVE.CO.UK 7/13/2004 11:03:10 AM >>>
> Incidentally, is anyone aware of snakes being described with the
> attribute "visphUrjat"? This occurs in examples for a specific kind
> inference in logical treatises - from observing a snake which is
> "visphUrjat", one infers the presence of the mongoose, its
> behind the bushes. Some texts suggest "visphUrjat" is a noise
> growling?), but I've never found out what it really means, and what
> of snake this could be (the snake is just referred to as "ahi").
> modern translators render it as "agitated, angry".
As was mentioned in the article posted by Allen Thrasher, the
viper makes a characteristic rasping or rattling noise with its scales
seems to be the only snake in India that does this. Could this be the
meaning, given that this snake is quite common in parts of India ?
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