[INDOLOGY] Questions on two citations from Monier-Williams Sanskrit English Dictionary

Nityanand Misra nmisra at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 15:03:04 EDT 2016


Citation 1: [L=238711
<http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/cgi-bin/monier/serveimg.pl?file=/scans/MWScan/MWScanjpg/mw1187-sarvarAj.jpg>
] *sarvavid* f. the sacred syllable Om L.


Firstly, the gender appears to be suspicious. Most names for monosyllable
Om that I have come across are either masculine (praṇavaḥ, oṃkāraḥ, udgīthaḥ
, etc.) or neuter (ekākṣaram, brahmākṣaram, etc).


Anyway, my question is that which lexicon (the abbreviation L.=
Lexicographers, esp. such as अमरसिंह, हलायुध, हेमचन्द्र, &c.) gives the
meaning of Om for the word ‘sarvavid’?



Citation 2: [L=175517
<http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/cgi-bin/monier/serveimg.pl?file=/scans/MWScan/MWScanjpg/mw0869-ravaNaka.jpg>
] *rasa* N. of the sacred syllable, “Om,” S3a1n3khGr2.


Where in शाङ्खायन-गृह्य-सूत्र is the word ‘rasa’ used for Om? I searched in
the digital version of Bloomfield’s Concordance but did not find it.

-- 
Nityānanda Miśra
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