Help with expression

Maheswaran Nair swantam at ASIANETINDIA.COM
Sat Oct 30 12:52:13 EDT 2004


Hello,
1-6, refers not to June 1st but to day and month of Malayalam era ie.first day the sixth month namely Makaram.(Cingam, Kanni, Tulam, Vrscikam, Dhanu, Makaram, Kumbham, Minam, Medam, Idavam, Mithunam, Karkidakam are the 12 Malayalam months)
K.Maheswaran Nair
----- Original Message -----
From: Kenneth Zysk <zysk at HUM.KU.DK>
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:04 pm
Subject: Re: Help with expression

> Dear Prof. Maheswaran Nair,
>
> I think you hit the nail on the head.
>
> Do the other numbers: 1-6, refer to June 1st, giving the date of
> copying as
> 1 June 1929?
>
> Many thanks for your help.
>
> With best wishes,
>
> Ken Zysk
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Maheswaran Nair" <swantam at ASIANETINDIA.COM>
> To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
> Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 5:55 PM
> Subject: Re: Help with expression
>
>
> > Hello,
> > pratiruupitasamaya.h means date of copying.If the manuscript is
> of Kerala
> > origin the date 1-6-105 probably is in Malayalam or Kollam
> era.105 may be
> > for 1105 and this usage is common in Malayalam.Current
> Malayalam year is
> > 1180.
> >
> > K.Maheswaran Nair
> > University of Kerala
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Kenneth Zysk <zysk at HUM.KU.DK>
> > Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004 5:40 pm
> > Subject: Help with expression
> >
> >> On a Nagari copy of a manuscript from South India, I came
> across the
> >> following:
> >>
> >> pratiruupitasamaya.h  1-6-105.
> >>
> >> It comes in the context of a description of the copy by the scribe.
> >>
> >> I should greatly appreciate it if someone could give the meaning
> >> of this.
> >>
> >> Many thanks,
> >>
> >> Ken
> >>
> >
>



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