Syntax of `yabh'

thompson at thompson at
Mon Nov 4 19:00:20 UTC 1996

>The recent discussion has reminded of a question I had, but never tried
>to answer: Datupathas specify `yabh' to be parasmaipada. I vaguely
>remember the line from asvamedha banter to be `na me kascana yabhate',
>where it was not clear if `me = mama' or `= mahyam'. Does anybody know
>the case that `yabh' takes?

In the passages that I'm familiar with yabh- is parasmaipada:

TS na' mA yabhati ka'Z cana'

Ap.Zr.S. 20.18.4: na me yabhati kaZ cana

On the one hand taking mA, on the other taking me, its syntax is ambiguous.
But I don't have access to all passages.


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