[INDOLOGY] Prādyuṇaka/-ika

Martin Gansten martingansten at gmail.com
Fri May 20 15:35:57 UTC 2022

I haven't seen prādhunika in the witnesses for this particular verse. 
The printed editions and most MSS I have seen of the 
Praśnatantra/Praśnakaumudī/Jyotiṣakaumudī attributed to Nīlakaṇṭha tend 
to have prāyaṇika, though there must be dozens of editions I haven't 
seen, and hundreds if not thousands of MSS. The single MS I've seen of 
the original Praśnatantra (which is the middle part of Samarasiṃha's 
tripartite Pṛcchoddeśa) has something that, to be honest, could be 
either prāghuṇaka or prādyuṇaka, though I'd say it looks slightly more 
like a dyu to me. The MS that unquestionably has prādyuṇika is of the 
'Nīlakaṇṭha' text, but contains a greater proportion of Samarasiṃha's 
work than most such MSS, and generally superior readings.

It would be interesting to know how pāhuṇiya and related forms were used 
in western and northwestern vernaculars around the 13th century, 
especially whether they typically had connotations of kinship or close 
relations (contrasting with the status of a guest in general). I'm not 
sure where to look for that sort of information, though.

Best wishes,

Den 2022-05-20 kl. 15:38, skrev Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY:
> This is interesting. Instead of prādhunika being a lipidoṣa as claimed 
> here, it can also be a result of a re-Sanskritization to convert the 
> Prakrit pāhuṇia/pāhuṇiya > prādhunika. From prādhunika > prādyuṇika it 
> is one more step?
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 
> India
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
> On Fri, May 20, 2022 at 6:29 AM Rolf Heinrich Koch via INDOLOGY 
> <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>     please take a view at PrakritProperNames: "prādhunika is due to
>     lipidoṣa"
>     Best
>     Heiner
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