In a technical section of an astrological text (Balabhadra's Hāyanaratna) I just came across the
expression iti prāñcaḥ, which I
don't recall seeing before and couldn't find in Tubb and Boose's
otherwise excellent Scholastic
Sanskrit. Am I right in thinking that it means something like 'so
say earlier [authors]'?
A quick web search for the phrase returned seven hits, one of which
(Annambhaṭṭa's Tarksaṃgraha) does seem to
contrast prāñcaḥ with
navīnāḥ, in support of my
conjecture; but the others were inconclusive. An
old blog post showed that at least I'm not alone in wondering about
Any clarifications or corrections would be much appreciated.