Use of avagraha

Burt Thorp bthorp at PLAINS.NODAK.EDU
Mon Feb 8 15:24:18 UTC 1999

If you've ever seen the old Calcutta edition of the Mahabharata (the first
printed edition), the text is printed continuously almost without breaks.
Presumably, in those early days of Skt printing, the editors wanted to
imitate manuscript practice--or did it have something to do with oral
>The critical MahAbhArata edition of the BORI uses avagraha only to signify
>an a elided in the preceding e or o.
>K. S. Arjunwadakar

Burt Thorp
English Department
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks ND 58202-7209

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