# Help with metre

Roland Steiner steiner at MAILER.UNI-MARBURG.DE
Tue Jun 19 15:03:11 UTC 2007

```The metre in question is an ardhasamav.rtta called Pu.spitaagraa (odd
definition in Ratnaakara;saanti's Chandoratnaakara 3.10.

In fact, the Pu.spitaagraa is a "frozen" maatraav.rtta of the
Aupacchandasaka (or, Aupacchandasika) type. The odd paadas (1 and 3)
of an Aupacchandasaka consist of 6 maatraa-s or morae (i.e. three
ga.na-s of 2 morae each) plus the two ga.na-s ra (-u-) and ya (u--):

uu/- uu/- uu/- + -u- u--

The even paada-s (2 and 4) consist 8 maatraa-s (i.e. four ga.na-s of 2
morae each) plus ra (-u-) and ya (u--):

uu/- uu/- uu/- uu/- + -u- u--

Thus, the Aupacchandasaka could also be described as a Vaitaaliiya
with an additional long syllable at the end of each paada. A
definition is found, e.g., in Ratnaakara;saanti's Chandoratnaakara
5.14. There is also a "frozen" form of the Vaitaaliiya metre, viz.,
the ardhasamav.rtta called Aparavaktra (metrical structure: odd
Chandoratnaakara 3.9.

With kind regards,
Roland Steiner

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Datum: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:49:46 +0200
Von: Kenneth Zysk <zysk at HUM.KU.DK>
Antwort an: Indology <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Betreff: Help with metre
An: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk

> I should appreciate help with a metre found in several verses from the
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> Padas 1 and 3 are 12 syllables: uuuuuu-u-u--
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> Padas 2 and 4 are 13 syllables: uuuu-uu-u-u--
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> Thanks,
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> Kenneth Zysk
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> Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
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> University of Copenhagen
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> Asian Studies Section
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