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Total Replacement of the Affix Jas by the Substitute Śī

The kaumudīs Interpretation of A 1.1.55 anekālśit sarvasya

Valentina Ferrero    Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italia    

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abstract

The present article focuses on the replacement of the whole affix Jas by the substitute Śī, when it occurs after a sarvanāman (pronominal stem) ending in the short vowel -a, as taught by Pāṇīni in A 7.1.17 jasaḥ śī. Most commentators attribute the evocation of A 1.1.55 anekālśit sarvasya to the fact that Śī is marked with Ś, while Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita, on the other hand, attributes this evocation to the anekāl nature of śī. This paper analyses the commentaries previous to the Siddhāntakaumudī (SK) to understand when śī started being understood as anekāl, concluding that Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita did not abandon the tradition since this appears to be a fresh reinterpretation of Kātyāyana’s vārttikas.

Published
Nov. 3, 2023
Accepted
Sept. 25, 2023
Submitted
Aug. 2, 2023
Language
EN

Keywords: CommentariesNominative pluralPāṇiniPronominal inflectionSarvanāman

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