Nirukta of anugraha?

Deshpande, Madhav mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Mon Dec 27 03:40:33 UTC 2010

There are clear verbal usages like anugṛhītaḥ asmi in Sanskrit literature (i.e. Kālidāsa's dramas) indicating the connection of the verb anu+grah with the term anugraha.  Check such verbal usages.  Best,

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
202 South Thayer Street, Suite 6111
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-1608, USA
From: Indology [INDOLOGY at] On Behalf Of Christopher Wallis [bhairava11 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2010 10:03 PM
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Nirukta of anugraha?

Dear esteemed colleagues,

In an inquiry apropos to the holiday season, I wonder if any of you have
ever seen a nirukta or nirvacana of anugraha, explaining its derivation,
since there is no obvious connection (that I can see) between anu + grah and
the meanings of anugraha.

thank you,


Christopher D. Wallis, M.A. (Cal), M.Phil. (Oxon)

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