[INDOLOGY] Prādyuṇaka/-ika

Rolf Heinrich Koch rolfheiner.koch at gmail.com
Fri May 20 17:11:10 UTC 2022

According to the Śvetāmbaras

prādhunika is the name of a planet

see  Kirfel, Kosmographie der Inder, p. 279.


Am 20.05.2022 um 17:35 schrieb Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY:
> 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,
> Martin
> 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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