[INDOLOGY] "Puspika"

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Sat May 6 01:08:03 UTC 2017

It can possibly refer to the design /art work used in the manuscripts as a

On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 3:45 AM, Tyler Williams via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> Is anyone aware of a publication that addresses the etymology or use of
> the term puṣpikā/puṣpakā as a closing formula of a text or manuscript? This
> meaning is not attested in pre-modern North Indian vernaculars, and appears
> to enter Hindi in the twentieth century via Sanskrit lexicography (i.e.
> Syamsundardas, author of the *Hindī Śabda Sāgara, *appears to have copied
> his entry for puspikā from Monier-Williams's dictionary). I've checked a
> few sources on codicology that use the term, but they give no information
> on the term itself.
> With thanks,
> Tyler Williams
> University of Chicago
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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