[INDOLOGY] Metre of gopī-gītam

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Fri Jun 12 19:56:09 EDT 2020


Dear Harry,

I noticed a few other things. The citation from the Marandandāracampū for
the meter Rājahaṃsī given in the three volume 1959 edition of Apte's
dictionary reads राजहंसी नरौ रो ल्गौ यति: स्यादृतुसायकै: giving us the
notation नररलग, but the printed edition of the text in Kavyamala gives the
reading राजहंसी नरौ रो गौ यति: स्यादृतुसायकै: giving the notation नररगग.
However, the example of this meter given in the text,

सरससारसं वारकामिनीपदपराजयप्राप्तदुर्यश: ।
पतितमम्भसि क्षन्तुमक्षमं परवशं मुहु: सञ्चलत्यहो ।।

fits the notation नररलग, indicating that the reading of the definition
given in the Kavyamala edition is faulty, while the reading as given in the
revised Apte 1959 edition is the correct reading.  The revisers/editors of
Apte's dictionary have silently corrected the reading of the Nirnaya Sagara
edition.

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 3:30 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Harry,
>
> Since Vaman Shivram Apte (1858 – 9 August 1892) died before the 1895
> publication of the Mandāramarandacampū by the Nirnaya Sagara Press, the
> reference to this publication must be the work of one of the later editors
> of Apte's dictionary who expanded the original dictionary.  The three
> volume edition from 1959 represents such expansions.
>
> Madhav
>
> 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 3:15 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> [image: image.png]
>> On the next page, you have the illustration of Rājahaṃsī:
>> [image: image.png]
>>
>> 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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