[INDOLOGY] A distraction from Coronavirus

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 03:19:44 EDT 2020

कोरोनशब्दसंस्कारे  णत्वं न वेति निर्णये ।

यद् आशुकविना प्रोक्तं  तद् अस्माकं प्रमाणकम् ॥

Not difficult to guess who is here the आशुकवि ...

Even then, कोरोण should be deemed possible as a somewhat pedantic parallel

The attribution of grammatical gender is not taught by grammar, but in view
of the enormity of the phenomenon the feminine seems a good choice (cp.
himānī vs. hima).

Jan Houben

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 05:34, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> A little distraction from Coronavirus -
> मा मां स्पृशेति गोविन्दमाह राधा व्रजावनौ ।
> प्रथमं जहि कोरोनां यथा त्वं पूतनामहन् ।।
> In the land of Vraja, Radha said to Krishna: "Don't touch me. First go and
> kill that Corona, as you killed Putana before."
> 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]
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*Jan E.M. Houben*

Directeur d'Études, Professor of South Asian History and Philology

*Sources et histoire de la tradition sanskrite*

École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE, Paris Sciences et Lettres)

*Sciences historiques et philologiques *

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