[INDOLOGY] Question: anokaha

Lubin, Tim LubinT at wlu.edu
Wed Oct 23 11:17:19 EDT 2019

Other than B-R’s 1) adj. das Haus nicht verlassend.
— 2) m. Baum Ak. 2, 4, 1, 5.  H. 1114.  Śāk. Ch. 150, 10.  Ragh. 2, 13.
= M-W’s ` not quitting his home or his place '
There is a similarly formed an-oka-śāyin, m. not sleeping in a house ( as a beggar )


Timothy Lubin
Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Law
Chair of the Department of Religion
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Washington and Lee University
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Reply-To: Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu>
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:07 AM
To: INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>, Bharatiya Vidvat parishad <bvparishat at googlegroups.com>
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Question: anokaha

Dear Colleagues,

     In Kālidāsa's Raghuvaṃśa 2.13, the word anokaha is used in the sense of a tree.  Mallinātha simply paraphrases anokaha with vr̥kṣa.  Has anyone seen an explanation of this word as to its constituents and etymology?  Best regards,

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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