[INDOLOGY] Iti praancah
rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Sun Jan 25 14:26:58 UTC 2015
It does indeed mean "so say earlier authors."
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
> does seem to contrast prāñcaḥ with navīnāḥ, in support of my
> conjecture; but the others were inconclusive. An old blog post
> 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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