[INDOLOGY] pracodayāt in gāyatrī mantras

Olivelle, J P jpo at austin.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 19 09:23:24 EDT 2019


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On Mar 18, 2019, at 3:24 PM, Hock, Hans Henrich via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

It’s a causative (ṇic) subjunctive (leṭ)

Cheers,

Hans Henrich Hock

On 18 Mar 2019, at 15:16, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
Dear list members,

What is the verbal category of pracodayāt in gāyatrī mantras . For example :
 ekadantāya vidmahe
vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi
tan no dantī pracodayāt


Is it a causative subjunctive similar to the example in Whitney's grammar section 1043  dhārayāt
or is it a benedictive/precative?  Is there such a thing as a causative precative?


Thanks,
Harry Spier
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