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A Practical Sanskrit Dictionary


by A. A. Macdonell, 1893,
http://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/scans/MDScan/index.php?sfx=jpg 1929.
Nataraj ed., 1st in 2006, 2012

Edited, with additions from Pali sources, by U Kyaw Tun (UKT) (M.S., I.P.S.T., USA) and staff of Tun Institute of Learning (TIL) . Not for sale. No copyright. Free for everyone. Prepared for students and staff of TIL Research Station, Yangon, MYANMAR :  http://www.tuninst.net , www.romabama.blogspot.com

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UKT notes :
Column #c4 in Akshara matrix: uniqueness
Vedic Rishi honoured by Gautama Buddha


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UKT 141113, 170705: The glyph r1c4 is pronounced as {hk} in Mon-Myan.
The Pali-Myan (Tib-Bur) dictionary by UHS begins this section with entries on {Gn} which is not the case with Macdonell Skt-Dev (IE), and F. Edgerton with BHS-Lat (Tib-Bur?).

However, for the sake of Pal-Myan (Tib-Bur) readers, I shall begin with an entry from U Hoke Sein UHS-PMD , and entries from Npali languages, particularly Nwari (Tib-Bur), which I conjecture are directly descended from Old Magadhi (Tib-Bur) - the mother-tongue of Gautama Buddha. Unfortunately, I am still in the process of going through A Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of Nepali Language by R L Turner. It is on Gohkali (IE influenced by Tib-Bur). Downloaded files TIL HD-nonPDF and SD-nonPDF libraries:
- Turn-NepalDict<> / bkp<> (link chk 170805)
> p152.htm to p161.htm
घङौरो ghaṅauro - s A partic. kind of small thorny tree. - Turn152
घ्वार् ghwār - s. Snoring. -Turn161
Pal: {Gn-a.ti.} -- UHS-PMD0374
  UKT from UHS: rub, abrasive, push into, sharpen, restrictive
See also my note on: Column #c4 in Akshara matrix: uniqueness

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  घ . [gha], घा [ gh ] {Ga} घा
- V. enc. pcl. (almost entirely limited to the RV.), just, indeed, certainly: gnly. to be rendered by stress only; used after other pcls., prns., & prps., & before m & d.



घ [ . gha ]
- a. striking, killing (--).


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घट् [ghat ]
- i. . ghata , be zealous or active; work, strive for (ac., d., lc., or prati, -artham, -arthe); take place; be possible, succeed; be suitable or appropriate; accumulate; unite with (in.); cs. ghataya, (Ā.) P. join, unite (with, in.); hug closely; place upon (lc.); fetch; make, fashion, produce; perform; do anything (ac.) for (g.); pp. ghatita, made of (-). ud, cs. ghtaya, open; uncover; disclose, betray; begin. sam-ud, cs. open; uncover the head = be able to show oneself in public. pari, cs. strike or sound (a musical instrument). vi, go or fly asunder, disperse, separate; be interrupted, marred, or frustrated; cs. -ghtaya, tear, rend; separate; frustrate, ruin. pra-vi, pp. hewn off; cs. disperse. sam, assemble; cs. -ghtaya, collect, assemble; strike, sound (a note).


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UKT notes

Column #c4 in Akshara matrix: uniqueness

UKT 160118, 160223, 170702:

Caution: To avoid confusion, neither IPA nor IAST transcriptions are given.
Only Romabama transcription is used.

With regard to the shapes of the glyphs in the written language aka script, r1c4 {Ga.} & r4c4   {Da.}, Devanagari-column of c4, are so similar in shape that one can be mistaken for another. We find a parallel similarity in Myanmar script: r1c4 {Ga.} & r3c4 {a.}.

When we compare the pronunciations of aksharas of column c4 in spoken Bur-Myan and Mon-Mon, we can see that c4 is also special. For example, Burmese {Ga.} and Mon {hk}: the voiced sound of Burmese has become the aspirate sound of Mon, and the inherent vowel has changed from {a.} to {}.

We also find a similar but of a different kind of uniqueness when we compare row r3 to the more commonly used row r4. This has prompted in many in Myanmarpr to suggest that row r3, and column c4 are only applicable to Pali, and not to Burmese, and should be excluded from Bur-Myan akshara table.

They have forgotten that Pali (invented only in the time of Asoka) and its forerunner the Magadhi (the mother tongue of Gautama Buddha) have belonged to Myanmarpr long before the Buddhist era - to the time of King Abhiraza of Tagaung, or even before that, when humans and land-animals have been criss-crossing over the mountains between northern India and northern Myamarpr. It is the home-land of the Tibeto-Burman languages.

My caution is that if you do so, you will fail to impress upon the common people the close relationship between the cultures of South Asia and SEAsia. Even now we have differences and misunderstanding enough, even within the country of Myanmarpr. Destroying this unique relationship which we have inherited from the most humane king, the Buddhist Emperor Asoka aka Asoka-the-Great who rightfully had belonged to our area.

It is also significant that {Ga.} घ & {Ga} घा almost entirely limited to the Rig Veda suggesting that there was a common language from which Pal-Myan (Mag-Myan or Mag-Asokan) are derived. It is language of {I.i.} or {iRi.i} or  - the Vdic language. See my note on Rig Vda
- MCv2pp-indx.htm > p056-2.htm(link chk 170701)

This has led me to suggest that there was a parent language, say the language of the Rishis, from which the Asokan (Brahmi) has descended. This language the later intellectuals, the Poannars down to the modern linguists - under the tutelage of colonialists such as those in Myanmarpr and elsewhere

In my note I have quoted Gautama Buddha's position on Rig Veda Rishis
  "In the Buddhist Vinaya Pitaka of the Mahavagga (I.245) [7] section the Buddha pays respect to Vishwamitra {wai~a mait~ta. ra..} by declaring that the Veda in its true form *  became known was declared to the Vedic rishis [because of their {a.ma.hta.}-practice*] "Atthako, Vmako, Vmadevo, Vessmitto, Yamataggi, Angiras, Bhradvjo, Vsettho, Kassapo, and Bhagu" [ten in number] [8] and because that true Veda was altered by some priests he refused to pay homage to the altered version. [9] "
-- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishvamitra 150529

* UKT 170702: {a.ma.hta.}-practice of the ancient Rishis have been interpreted as "austerities" because it is done while abstaining from "sex", "drink", and "energy-generating food" for a period of time which can stretch up to many hours.

I am quite used to it: only taking pure water - no sugar drinks - for as many as 150 hours at a stretch. The body's stomach juices begin attacking the small intestines and the whole digestive track leading to passing what is known "black tarry stools" which alarms the Western-trained physicians. I had taken a vow to myself not to break the fast for full 150 hours (150/24 = over 6 days.). Since the recovery procedure was well-known to me, nothing had alarmed me. During this period I concentrated my mind on a particular problem, and I can get a solution to it or an understanding of its nature. I presume, it was because of such practices the ancient rishis came to know the true Veda. I maintain it is not some unseen entity who has revealed the secret.

I presume the story of Bhrigu Rishi bhṛgu aka Bhagu kicking Vishnu Dva-god in the chest, is because the Deva is said to have taken the task of looking after the human-world, yet failing in his duty. Go online and watch the following video, or watch my downloaded one in mp4 format. You'll see Bhrigu Rishi bhṛgu aka Bhagu kicking Vishnu Dva-god in the chest
  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bw50p2lGNE 150531 , mp4 (link chk 160223)

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Vedic Rishi honoured by Gautama Buddha

The Vedic Rishi honoured by Gautama Buddha are 10 in number. The names given in Vinaya Pitaka of the Mahavagga (I.245) [7]:  "Atthako, Vmako, Vmadevo, Vessmitto, Yamataggi, Angiras, Bhradvjo, Vsettho, Kassapo, and Bhagu" . The same 10 Rishis are mentioned in Sixth Synod version of Anguttara Nikaya

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