[INDOLOGY] Iti praancah

Rosane Rocher rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Sun Jan 25 14:26:58 UTC 2015

It does indeed mean "so say earlier authors."

Rosane Rocher

On 1/25/15 9:19 AM, Martin Gansten wrote:
> In a technical section of an astrological text (Balabhadra's 
> Hāyanaratna) I just came across the expression iti prāñcaḥ, which I 
> don't recall seeing before and couldn't find in Tubb and Boose's 
> otherwise excellent Scholastic Sanskrit. Am I right in thinking that 
> it means something like 'so say earlier [authors]'?
> A quick web search for the phrase returned seven hits, one of which 
> (Annambhaṭṭa's Tarksaṃgraha 
> <http://gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/gretil/1_sanskr/6_sastra/3_phil/nyaya/antsdi_u.htm>) 
> does seem to contrast prāñcaḥ with navīnāḥ, in support of my 
> conjecture; but the others were inconclusive. An old blog post 
> <http://elisafreschi.blogspot.se/2008/12/longer-discussions-on-arthabhvan-in-bha.html> 
> showed that at least I'm not alone in wondering about it.
> Any clarifications or corrections would be much appreciated.
> Martin Gansten
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