[INDOLOGY] Query on verse forms

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at univ-paris-diderot.fr
Thu Sep 19 04:18:04 EDT 2019


Oops ...

I now see that I should have written

> among the 30 
>> cantos of the CILAPPATIKĀRAM (சிலப்பதிகாரம்)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silappatikaram

-- jl

On 19/09/2019 10:08, Jean-Luc Chevillard via INDOLOGY wrote:
> Cher Matthew,
> 
> For the record, you might be interested to know that, among the 30 
> cantos of the சிலப்பதிகாரம்
> 
> 21 are called kātai (காதை)
> 4 are called vari (வரி)
> 2 are called kuravai (குரவை)
> 2 are called mālai (மாலை)
> 1 is called pāṭal (பாடல்)
> 
> On page 864 of the Madras Tamil Lexicon, you can read the following
> 
> காதை² (p. 864) kātai காதை² kātai , n. < gāthā. 1. Poem; பாட்டு. (நீல.) 2. 
> Division of a poem containing a narrative; கதையைக்கொண்ட பகுதி. (சிலப். பதி. 
> 63, உரை.)
> 
> In a similar manner,
> the 30 cantos of the Maṇimēkalai (மணிமேகலை) are all called kātai (காதை)
> 
> I hope this is useful
> 
> Meilleurs voeux
> 
> -- Jean-Luc
> 
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> 
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> 
> 
> 
> On 19/09/2019 00:41, Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>>
>> I would be grateful for recommendations of works addressing the manner 
>> in which the term gāthā is understood in connection with MIA verse, 
>> and analogously on dohā in connection with apabhraMza  and NIA verse. 
>> I am particularly looking for works dealing with formal features 
>> including meter, rhyme etc.
>>
>> with thanks in advance,
>> Matthew
>>
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