Vidvadrudhi and Mahayoga

Patrick Olivelle jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Thu Nov 3 12:03:24 UTC 2011

rūḍhi is, of course, the conventional meaning of a word, such as Brāhaṇa being a group of people or caste. yoga is viewed as the etymological meaning: such as, brahmavid brāhmaṇaḥ. What the first terms of the compounds are, I am not sure. vidvadrūḍhi could mean conventional meaning among the learned.


On Nov 3, 2011, at 3:41 AM, Michael Williams wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am currently working on Vyaasatiirtha's Nyaayaam.rta, and Raamaacaarya's comment on it. While commenting on VT's ma;ngala;sloka, Raamaacaarya uses two technical terms which I haven't been able to find a good interpretation for. They are "vidvadruu.dhi" and "mahaayoga". I assume that these are technical terms of grammar, but I am not should what the precise distinction is between them. I would be grateful if anyone could clarify. 
> Many thanks,
> Mike Williams,
> University of Manchester

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