[INDOLOGY] Metre of gopī-gītam

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 23:55:34 EDT 2020


Thank you Aleksandar.  I've also been informed offlist that this meter  but
with the names  Rājahaṃsī and Vibhūṣaṇā is in the  three volume 1959
edition published in Pune by Prasad Prakashan, with editors P. K. Gode and
C. G. Karve. . I was looking in Apte's 1890 edition where it didn't
appear.  Apparently the modern editors expanded  the metrical section.
Regards,
Harry Spier

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 11:21 PM Uskokov, Aleksandar <
aleksandar.uskokov at yale.edu> wrote:

> Dear Harry,
>
> Vaṁśīdhara in his comment on the first verse writes: kanakamañjarī naś ca
> rau lagau iti sūtrāt. The definition scans right, so to his mind the meter
> is Kanakamañjarī. I don’t know which sūtra he has in mind.
>
> Best wishes,
> Aleksandar
>
>
> Aleksandar Uskokov
>
> Lector in Sanskrit
>
> South Asian Studies Council, Yale University
>
> 203-432-1972 | aleksandar.uskokov at yale.edu
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> Dear list members,
>
> Can anyone identify the meter of the gopī-gītam (Bhāgavata X, chapter
> 31).
> See this link: https://iskcondesiretree.com/page/gopi-gita
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> It is 11 syllable's per line but as far as I can see it is different from
> the 11 syllable metres in Apte's dictionaries appendix.
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
>
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