aaruroha valaahakam

Ashok Aklujkar aklujkar at INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA
Fri Feb 10 11:44:44 EST 2006


Could you give a little more of the context (preceding verses. following
verses, especially the latter?) Which poem are you referring to?

ashok aklujkar


On 06-02-10 7:51 AM, "Christophe Vielle" <vielle at ORI.UCL.AC.BE> wrote:

> at the end of a long fight, the hero has lost all his weapons and is forced
> to flee from the battle-field. The text says:
> 
> chinnadhanvaa vasumanaa viniv.rttara.nodyamaH |
> vegena mahataa raajann aaruroha valaahakam ||
... 
> Could the expression vegena valaahakam aa-RUH "ascend the Valaahaka
> (cloud?) swiftly" mean something as "to bold", "to skedaddle" (in French,
> "prendre la poudre d'escampette"). Has somebody already found that
> expression in epic context?



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