Not in the preface but the śuddhipattram (errata list) can sometimes be a helpful term to be familiar with when using Sanskrit editions.

Best wishes,

On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <> wrote:
I did this little list of vocab list for my students:

  • granthamālā series
  • viracitam composed, written (suffixed to author's name)
  • vyākhyā commentary (Y-viracitayā X-vyākhyayā "with the commentary called X composed by Y")
  • ākhyā called (X-ākhyavyākhyayā "with the commentary called X")
  • upāhvaḥ called (signalling a surname)
  • saṃśodhitam edited
  • vidyālayaḥ university, college
  • prakāśakaḥ publisher
  • saṃskaraṇa edition 
  • mūlyam price
  • mudrakaḥ printer
  • mudraṇālayaḥ printing office
  • upodghātaḥ preface, introduction
  • hastalikhitam manuscript
  • pustakam book 
  • ādarśapustakam manuscript used for comparison or as a witness to the text, exemplar
  • sūcī index
  • sūcīpatram index, contents page
  • -mahodaya respected, professor
  • prācīna old
  • tāḍapatram palm leaf
  • pustakālayaḥ library
  • granthasaṅgrahaḥ library, book collection
  • preṣita sent, posted
  • sakāśāt samupalabdham received from him in person
  • prāpta got, received 
  • saṃpādita completed
  • kroḍapatram fragment, note
  • ṭippaṇī note
  • vivaraṇam commentary
  • khaṇditapatram broken leaf
  • pāṭhaḥ reading (as in, manuscript variant)
  • pāṭhāntaram (variant reading)

Additions?  Corrections?


Professor Dominik Wujastyk

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

University of Alberta, Canada

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Charles DiSimone
Promotionsprogramm Buddhismus-Studien
Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München