[INDOLOGY] kośa or koṣa?

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Mon May 11 19:14:49 EDT 2020


>From Monier-Williams 2 names of works ending in  koṣa and  89 names of
works ending in kośa (I haven`t listed words that aren`t names of works).,

amarakoṣa
dharmakoṣa

abhidharmakośa
 uddhārakośa
 ekākṣarakośa
 ekākṣarābhidhānakośa
 kathākośa
 candrakośa
 deśīkośa
 deśīyarājaśekharakośa
 dvaṃdvādikośa
 dvirūpakośa
 dviruktikośa
 dvyarthakośa
 dhanaṃjayakośa
 dharaṇikośa
 dharmakośa
 dhātukośa
 nakṣatrakośa
 nāṭakaratnakośa
 nānārthakośa
 nānārthaśabdakośa
 nāmamālākośa
 nārāyaṇacakravartikośa
 nighaṇṭukośa
 nīlakaṇṭhakośa
 nyāyakośa
 pañcarūpakośa
 padārthakaumudīkośa
 padārthakaumudīsārakośa
 pāṭhyaratnakośa
 pāṇinīyasūtrasārakośa
 prajñākośa
 prabandhakośa
 prākṛtakośa
 prākṛtacchandaḥkośa
 bījakośa
 bṛhadamarakośa
 brahmakośa
 bharatadvirūpakośa
 bhāratamālākośa
 bhāvaprakāśakośa
 bhāvaratnakośa
 maṅkhakośa
 madhukośa
 mantrakośa
 mantraratnakośa
 mantraratnāvalīkośa
 mantroddhārakośa
 mahālakṣmīratnakośa
 mātṛkākośa
 mātṛkābijakośa
 mādhavakośa
yādavakośa
raghunandanakośa
ratnakośa
rabhasakośa
rasaratnakośa
rājavyavahārakośa
rādhākṛṣṇakośa
rāmāśramoddhārakośa
rudrakośa
vararucikośa
vastukośa
vastuvijñānaratnakośa
vāgbhaṭakośa
vikramādityakośa
viśvakośa
vṛttamaṇikośa
vṛddhakośa
vedāntaratnakośa
vratakośa
śabdakośa
śarvakośa
śastrakośa
śivakośa
śuddhatākośa
śṛṅgārakośa
śrīguṇaratnakośa
sakośa
saṃkhyāratnakośa
sādhyakośa
sārasvatakośa
subhāṣitaratnakośa
strīkośa
smṛtiratnakośa
svararatnakośa
 harakośa
 haimakośa

Harry Spier

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 6:40 PM Dan Lusthaus via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear Dominik,
>
> Others may provide a more informed account — like you, this is not
> something I’ve given much thought to — but a quick look at the Digital
> Corpus of Sanskrit, while still only representing a limited albeit
> important range of Sanskrit literature, lists nearly 500 instances for
> kośa, starting with Ṛg Veda (41 occurrences), Atharvaveda (13 occurrences),
> Chāndogyopaniṣad (3 occurrences), Aṣṭādhyāyī (Aṣṭādhyāyī, 4, 3, 42.0
> <http://www.sanskrit-linguistics.org/dcs/index.php?contents=texte&PhraseID=526840>
>  *kośāḍ* ḍhañ ||),  Buddhacarita (4 occurrences), Hitopadeśa (10x), not
> to mention Abhidharmakośa, Amarakośa, and so on, but only 4 instances of
> koṣa (Nighantuśeṣa 1x, Viṣṇupurāṇa 1x, and Āryāsaptaśatī 2x), the nod would
> seem to overwhelmingly favor kośa. The term can have a range of meanings
> aside from encyclopedic compendium or lexicon, so many of those instances
> may reflect a variety of different meanings.
>
> best,
> Dan
>
> On May 11, 2020, at 5:54 PM, Nathan McGovern via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
> Dominik, this doesn't really answer your question, but in Thai (which
> admittedly does often spell Sanskrit words in non-standard ways, especially
> in pre-modern texts) the spelling โกษ (koṣa), is quite common, perhaps even
> preferred, especially in the title โกษาธิบดี (koṣādhipati), which was the
> official in change of the Phra Khlang, or treasury, in Ayutthaya.
>
> Nathan McGovern
>
> University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
> On 5/11/2020 4:38 PM, Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY 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.
>
>
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