na bhuuto na bhaviSyati

Alex Passi a.passi at ALMA.UNIBO.IT
Fri Jun 30 08:47:07 UTC 2006

A search on Franceschini's revised e-version of Bloomfield's Vedic  
Concordance gives no hits at all for 'na bhuuto' and/or 'na  

Alex Passi
On 29/06/2006, at 9:01 PM, adheesh sathaye wrote:

Dear Colleagues,

I am trying to track down the history of this proverbial phrase/ 
cliche ("na bhuuto na bhaviSyati"), which seems to be fairly common  
in epic and puranic literature. As in: "harizcandra-samo raajaa na  
bhuuto na bhaviSyati" (MarkP 8.278cd, DBhP 7.18.52ab). Is this phrase  
attested in Vedic literature at all? smrtis? If anyone has any  
remarks or words of advice, or perhaps even references, I'd be very  
much obliged!

Best regards,


Adheesh Sathaye
Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
UBC Asian Centre
1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
adheesh at

Alex (Alessandro) Passi,
Department of Linguistic and Oriental Studies
University of Bologna,
Via Zamboni 16
Bologna, 40126, Italy.

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