[INDOLOGY] scarecrow

Rupert Gethin Rupert.Gethin at bristol.ac.uk
Mon Apr 1 11:39:26 UTC 2024

Compare also Pali. In the Abhidhamma definition of saññā we find:

yathā-upaṭṭhitavisayapadaṭṭhānā tiṇapurisakesu migapotakānaṃ purisā ti uppannasaññā viyā (Visuddhimagga 457 (XIV.113); Atthasālinī 111)

Its footing is an object as presented, as when young animals have the cognition ‘people’ with regard to scarecrows.

Best wishes,

Rupert Gethin
Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Studies
University of Bristol

On 31 Mar 2024, at 02:35, Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

I've just found one myself in the Amaraṭīkāsarvasva:

manuṣyaḥ cañceva cañcāmanuṣyaḥ kharakuṭī nāpitaśālā | cañcā tṛṇamayaḥ puruṣo yaḥ kṣetrarakṣaṇāya kriyate


From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2024 1:17 AM
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] scarecrow

Dear colleagues,

Looking through NWS (search term Vogelscheuche), MW, and even the English-Sanskrit dictionaries at https://sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/simple/, it is hard to find any words that evidently means 'scarecrow' in Sanskrit.

Would anyone be able to point me to words expressing this meaning with some degree of plausibility?

Best wishes,

Arlo Griffiths

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