hre ṣaṇīya

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Fri Jul 17 10:26:46 EDT 2009

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Dear INDOLOGY members,

Has anyone come across the verb "hreṣ" - "to neigh" or "to whinny" in the 
sense of "to laugh"?

I am reading a passage in the medical treatise Aṣṭāṅgasaṃgraha 
(Sūtrasthāna 2.16) on correct professional conduct for a physician that 

hreṣaṇīyāṃ ca tadvārrtāṃ na prakāśayate bahiḥ|

"He does not reveal any xxx news about him outside."

Obviously, "to be neighed" does not fit the context.

Any suggestions would be very welcome.

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With thanks,

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