AW: [INDOLOGY] Nirukta of anugraha?
Dr. Chlodwig H. Werba
chlodwig.h.werba at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Mon Dec 27 05:11:48 EST 2010
The semantics of 'favour, promote, take care' is the one and only for the
composite verb ánu+gra(b)hi, attested since the RV; please refer to my Verba
IndoArica (Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1997) I/403 (no. 506S).
>âFrom this verb the action noun anugraha/anuggaha- 'favour etc.' is formed
according to productive rules in the late Vedic Suutra / Early Buddhist
period, as a look into Vishva Bandhu's Vaidikapadaanukramako;sa and the
Critical Pali Dictionary will make clear to everybody.
With my best wishes for the second decade of the 3rd millenium
Chlodwig H. Werba
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The sense of favour in anugraha anu-g?h originally to accept
subsequently, cf., Kausika S.56.14 --does not appear to be old, at least
not Vedic. The sense of favour could have grown by way of its employment as
an antonym of nigraha obstruction Yaska, N.1.3, rebuke, tormenting,
Nyaya-S. 1.2.20. The pair of antonyms may be found the Bhakti and
Seasonal Greetings and Best Wishes
--- On Mon, 27/12/10, Christopher Wallis <bhairava11 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
From: Christopher Wallis <bhairava11 at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Nirukta of anugraha?
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Date: Monday, 27 December, 2010, 3:03 AM
Dear esteemed colleagues,
In an inquiry apropos to the holiday season, I wonder if any of you have
ever seen a nirukta or nirvacana of anugraha, explaining its derivation,
since there is no obvious connection (that I can see) between anu + grah and
the meanings of anugraha.
Christopher D. Wallis, M.A. (Cal), M.Phil. (Oxon)
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