Translation help requested

mgansten at mgansten at
Thu Dec 12 15:52:08 UTC 1996

Dominik writes:

>> The question mark at "vi.dvara" remains, however. 
>Well, it could mean "best of feces" -- vi.s + vara.   

Yes, obviously -- but that hardly makes sense even as a separate word, and
definitely not in the context (astrological predictions of ill-fate:
putravarga-manastaapa.m ca vi.dvaram). But the ayurvedic
connection (vi.dvala --> gopaka) may be just right; thank you!
Unfortunately, though, the only meanings of "gopaka" that I know of are
"cowherd" and "protector". Would you (or anyone) know what "gopaka" might
mean in a medical context?

Martin Gansten

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