mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Thu Feb 7 02:41:21 UTC 2002
The only possibility that comes to my mind is that svayonyaasu somehow
represents something like the base svayonya, fem svayonyaa, loc
svayonyaasu. I have not seen it, but may be similar to jaatya from jaati.
--On Wednesday, February 6, 2002 7:45 PM -0600 Patrick Olivelle
<jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU> wrote:
> I have a question about a reading in Manu 11.58 (or 57 in some
> editions). All editions read the paada-a as: retaHsekaH svayoniiSu.
> This is, of course, the grammatically correct reading. But most of my
> manuscripts -- especially the important southern manuscripts in
> Grantha, Telugu, and Malayalam scripts -- read svayonyaasu [sometimes
> svayonaasu]. Can you account for the form -yonyaasu? Have you seen it
> elsewhere? It is not recorded in the dictionaries. Thanks for your
> Patrick Olivelle
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