[INDOLOGY] A distraction from the Coronavirus

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Fri Apr 10 13:24:31 UTC 2020

A distraction from the Coronavirus

ब्राह्मणा: श्रमणा: द्वन्द्वयुद्धं ते कुर्वते मिथ: ।
कोरोनादुर्दिने तेषां समाहार: कथं वद ।।

The Brahmans and the (Buddhist/Jain) ascetics engage in hand-to-hand combat
with each other. Tell me how they could be bunched together during the
pandemic of the Coronavirus?

[Pāṇini 2.4.9 (येषां च विरोध: शाश्वतिक:) prescribes a samāhāra-dvandva
compound for those who are permanently opposed to each other. The stock
example of Samāhāra-Dvandva is ब्राह्मणश्रमणम्].

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology/attachments/20200410/e12ea7c5/attachment.htm>

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list