[INDOLOGY] Metre of gopī-gītam

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Fri Jun 12 18:15:00 EDT 2020


Dear Harry,

     At the beginning of the second appendix in this three volume edition,
vol. 3. p. 11 of the appendix, you have the abbreviation "Mm" explained as
standing for the Mandāramarandacampū published in the Kāvyamālā series, No.
52, Bombay 1895.  The definition of the meter Rājahaṃsī is on p. 9, line 11
of this edition.  This is what Apte's abbreviation "Mm. 9.11" stands for.

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On the next page, you have the illustration of Rājahaṃsī:
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Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 2:01 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> I was sent this  image of the Apte 1956 edition reference to the meter.
> [image: APTE-REF.png]
>
> Can someone tell me what the *Mm. *in the reference stands for. Is it Mm.
> 9.11. refering to some verse?
> Thanks,
> 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
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of
>> Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:05 PM
>> *To:* indology at list.indology.info <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Subject:* [INDOLOGY] Metre of gopī-gītam
>>
>> 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
>> <https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fiskcondesiretree.com%2Fpage%2Fgopi-gita&data=02%7C01%7Caleksandar.uskokov%40yale.edu%7Ca85315ef070146b5ba7608d80e752cfe%7Cdd8cbebb21394df8b4114e3e87abeb5c%7C0%7C0%7C637275243718304252&sdata=vmdEi6anHUJYZv4%2Bzhfmq2xBIgPMMYpznQiXI8Dt9%2F8%3D&reserved=0>
>>
>> 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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