[INDOLOGY] kośa or koṣa?

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Mon May 11 18:12:58 EDT 2020


Mayrhofer (in KEWA) regards kośa as the original form of the word:

kóśaḥ m. Faß, Kufe, Behälter, Schatzkammer / cask, coop, cupboard, treasury (usw.), vgl. kukṣíḥ, kuśayáḥ, kusumbhaḥ, kusūlaḥ und aw. kusra- ,,sich wölbend"...
kóṣaḥ m. Behälter, Schatzkammer / cupboard, treasury (usw.), literarisch später als kóśaḥ und wohl aus diesem hervorgegangen; Gleichsetzung mit an. hauss ,,Hirnschale" usw. (idg. -s-) ist weniger wahrscheinlich.

Best
Lubomir

On Mon, 11 May 2020 15:38:31 -0600
Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> I always thought the first, with ś, was correct, and the second was just an
> orthographic error.  Then I saw "-koṣa" on the title page of Ingalls's
> *Subhāṣitaratnakoṣa*
> <https://archive.org/details/ananthologyofsanskritprosepoetrysubhashitaratnakoshakosadanielingallsh.h.univers/page/n2/mode/2up>.
> He must have thought about this.
> 
> So which is "right" and why?
> 
> Best,
> Dominik
> 
> PS I haven't even done elementary due diligence on this question, beyond MW.



More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list