saras 2

B. Reusch reusch at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue Jun 9 17:21:52 UTC 1998

>>Nirukta 2.23;
>        Despite the "With reference to these", it seems we have a big break
>in the reasoning, between 'speech' and 'river'/'deity'. Even if we read
>"vAc (deity)" and if we suppose a metonymy vAc/sarasvatI (both deities),
>the 'river' is still far. An ellipsis of the metaphor 'speech'/'river'? Are
>you (or someone else) in a position to explain this?

Good points, Dominique.
I defer to Houben, Thompson, Witzel (alphabetical order) on this.

With best wishes,

Beatrice Reusch
University of California, Berkeley

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