[INDOLOGY] kośa or koṣa?

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Fri May 15 20:54:39 EDT 2020


How fascinating.  Thank you, and thank you everyone who has kindly answered
with various interesting observations!

Dominik
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On Tue, 12 May 2020 at 01:39, Raik Strunz <
raik.strunz at indologie.uni-halle.de> wrote:

> Dear Dominik,
>
> I. Scheftelowitz (*Zur Textkritik und Lautlehre des Ṛgveda*; In: *WZKM*
> 21 (1907): 85–142) notes regarding the Kashmiri *R̥gveda* mss., that
> word-initial and -middle *ś *frequently turns to *ṣ* following *ī̆*,
> *u*, *o*, *e*, *r̥*, *r*. In contrast, *ṣ* frequently turns to *ś*
> following *i*, *u*, *e*, *a*, *r*, *r̥*, but never after *ī*, *ū*, *o*,
> *ai*, *au* (ibid. §24ff. p.123ff.). He also gives explicit information on
> *kośa/koṣa*, stating the latter to be a younger development found
> earliest in the Brāhmaṇas and then the *MBh* (p.127).
>
> Best,
>
>
> Raik Strunz
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> >>> Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> 11.05.20
> 23.40 Uhr >>>
> 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
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> PS I haven't even done elementary due diligence on this question, beyond
> MW.
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