[INDOLOGY] yāvantaḥ kiyantaḥ

Tieken, H.J.H. (Herman) H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl
Thu Dec 14 17:31:31 UTC 2023

Dear list members,

In the Āyāraṃgasutta a phrase is found corresponding to Skt yāvantaḥ kiyantaḥ. MW gives as its meaning "as many as". I am not a native speaker of English, but as far as I know this phrase is specifically used with numbers ("as many as a hundred people ...). In the passage concerned there is no number. It functions as a subject to either a verb meaning "they commit violence" or nouns/adjectives like araṃbhajīvī and pariggahāvaṃtī.
MW refers to TBr, without, however, a place or an example.
I hope someone on the list can provide me with an (or the) example from the TBr or any other text.

With kind regards, Herman

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The Aśoka Inscriptions: Analysing a corpus, New Delhi: Primus Books, 2023.

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