[INDOLOGY] quote search

Christian Ferstl christian.ferstl at univie.ac.at
Wed Jun 17 10:50:25 EDT 2020


Is there perhaps
some glossary or any collection of such re-used or re-interpreted words, 
"false friends" almost, in any modern Indian language? Or a respective 
dictionary based on historical principles?

Christian Ferstl

Am 17.06.2020 15:34, schrieb Nagaraj Paturi via INDOLOGY:
> 'Sanskriti' in the sense of 'culture of a human group'  is a neologism
> found in most contemporary Indian languages.
> 
> 'Sanskriti'  in  the ancient particularly Vedic Sanskrit usages is a
> synonym of or a word related to Sanskaarah which is making better =
> bringing in the required effect (for the tradition, ritual, collective
> convention of the group including linguistic convention etc.)
> 
> There are many such ancient Sanskrit terms whose contemporary
> understanding landed into / lead to problems because of the same words
> being used as neologisms in the contemporary Indian languages.
> 
> Itihaasa is another example.
> 
> Itihaasa is a contemporary word for history in many north Indian
> languages.
> 
> As a result, texts that are conventionally called intihaasa have been
> viewed as books of history.
> 
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 1:27 PM adheesh sathaye via INDOLOGY
> <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> 
>> Looks to be Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa 4.2.1.[27], part of a description
>> of the “Great Pressing” (Mahābhiṣava) within a Soma offering.
>> 
>> 
>> sa juhoti | sa prathamā saṃskṛtirviśvavārā sa prathamo
>> varuṇo mitro agniḥ sa
>> prathamo bṛhaspatiścikitvāṃstasmā indrāya sutamājuhota
>> svāheti
>> 
>> (from the GRETIL e-text).
>> 
>> Eggeling’s translation from 1885: “He offers with, ’This is
>> the first consecration, assuring all boons; he is the first,
>> Varuṇa, Mitra, Agni — he is the first, Bṛhaspati, the wise: to
>> that Indra offer ye the liquor, Hail!”. (vol 2, p. 285-6).
>> 
>> Best wishes,
>> Adheesh
>> 
>>>> Adheesh Sathaye
>> University of British Columbia
>> 
>>> On Jun 16, 2020, at 23:39, patrick mccartney via INDOLOGY
>>> <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Dear Friends,
>>> 
>>> Might someone know the source of this quote?
>>> 
>>> _Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara_ [1]
>>> 
>>> It is found embedded in assertions, like this:
>>> 
>>> _India has been described by some traditional texts as Sa Prathama
>>> Sanskrati Vishvavara_ [1], the first and supreme culture in the
>>> world. To this day, the South Asian country remains a hotspring of
>>> ancient wisdom on mind-body health and spirituality.
>>> 
>>> If one puts this phrase in a search bar, then similar to the
>>> return of recycled factoids of 'Sanskrit-speaking' villages the
>>> same paragraph citing the AWGP is mentioned in countless websites.
>>> But AWGP website also offers little in the way of a textual
>>> reference.
>>> 
>>> I am wondering what the traditional texts might be that describe
>>> this assertion.
>>> 
>>> Thanks.
>>> 
>>> All the best,
>>> 
>>> パトリック マッカートニー
>>> 
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>>> 
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> 
> Nagaraj Paturi
> 
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
> 
> Director,  Inter-Gurukula-University Centre , Indic Academy
> BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
> BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
> BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
> Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
> 
> 
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