[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus
steiner at staff.uni-marburg.de
Sun Apr 5 14:24:02 UTC 2020
> The norm in classical literature is to use *padma *in neuter gender, like
> other words for the lotus.
I am aware of this, but there is also evidence in non-epic and
non-puranic works, for example
Kṣemendra's /Darpadalana /(7.30):
/°śoṇaprabhārdrāv iva pādapadmau/
Or, Somadeva's /Kathāsaritsāgara /(5.2.229):
/ubhau kalaśapadmau ca śuśubhate sitāruṇau/
Or, /Mokṣopāya /5.65.29 (= "/Yogavāsiṣṭha/")
/padmāv iva jaloddhṛtau/
Perhaps it is no coincidence that these examples all come from texts
that originated in Kashmir.
With best regards,
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