[INDOLOGY] vizeSa as 'special rule'?

Martin Gansten martin.gansten at pbhome.se
Fri Oct 9 06:55:50 UTC 2015

Yes, of course. These are not instances of viśeṣa as the latter part of 
a compound, etc. Here are a few examples, all of which are followed in 
the text by quotations from other works:

    atra rātrijanmanīṣṭakālayoge viśeṣa uktas tājikālaṃkāre |

    atra viśeṣa ukto dīpikāyām |

    anyo ’pi viśeṣas tatraiva |

    atha dhanarṇe lagnānayane viśeṣaḥ |

    atrāntakaraṇe viśeṣa uktaḥ paddhatau |

Such instances are very numerous. There is also the following, where 
'particular method' might fit better than 'special rule':

    evaṃ sakalagaṇakasārvabhaumaśrīmadrāmadaivajñāptavidyair mādṛśair
    aneke viśeṣāḥ kartuṃ śakyante |

I anyone has matching examples from other contexts, I'd be very 
interested to see them.


Den 2015-10-09 kl. 05:25, skrev Ashok Aklujkar:
> Could you cite a few occurrences with at least the whole sentence as a 
> context? If the form is as one sees in vṛkṣa-viśeṣa, niyama-viśeṣa (or 
> vṛkṣāṇāṁ viśeṣaḥ, niyamānāṁ viśeṣaḥ etc., then viśeṣa has not been 
> used in any unusual sense.
> a.a.
>> On Oct 8, 2015, at 5:01 AM, Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at PBHOME.SE 
>> <mailto:martin.gansten at PBHOME.SE>> wrote:
>> Balabhadra in his astrological work /Hāyanaratna/ repeatedly makes 
>> use of the noun /viśeṣa/ in a sense which seems from the context to 
>> mean something like ‘special rule' or 'particular consideration'. I 
>> haven't found this precise meaning in any dictionary and am curious 
>> to know if the term occurs with this technical meaning in any other 
>> śāstras.

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