[INDOLOGY] Technical (mathematical?) meaning of samAyA

Martin Gansten martin.gansten at pbhome.se
Tue Apr 22 11:02:47 UTC 2014

And obviously, that should be 'technical' in the subject line, not 

Martin Gansten skrev 2014-04-22 13:01:
> I am a little uncertain about the use of the verb sam+ā+yā in a
> commentary on an astrological text. The context is a disputed reading,
> one version of which prescribes adding an extra zodiacal sign (that is,
> thirty degrees of ecliptical longitude) in a certain calculation; and
> the commentator uses the verb twice, saying 'asmin pāṭhe saikatā
> samāyāti' and 'anayā rītyā saikatā samāyāti' (saikatā being 'the adding
> of one'). I'd be grateful for any help in establishing a possible
> technical meaning of sam+ā+yā in this context.
> Martin Gansten

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