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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 24 - Yāska - Naighaṇṭuka
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 24 - Yāska - Naighaṇṭuka
Naighaṇṭuka, circa 1700-1850.
Nirukta. Selections
Physical description:
1 item (21 leaves) : paper ; 19 x 9 cm.
Late Vedic work; a collection of words grouped into thematic categories, with some brief annotations; a kind of glossary or thesaurus; five sections (adhyāya); groups of similes, synonyms, metonyms, etc. dealing with the natural world, human physiology, as well as epithets of gods and goddesses.
Title from title page (f. 1r); alternate title Naighaṇṭa from back title page (f. 21v).
Written 7 lines per leaf.
21 leaves foliated 1-21, upper left and lower right verso.
Incipit: gmā / jmā / kṣmā / kṣā / kṣamā / kṣoṇī / kṣitiḥ / (f. 1v).
Colophon: iti nighaṃṭāpaṃcamodhyāyaḥ // 5 // śrīkāśīviśveśvarāyanamaḥ // śrīrastu // (f. 21r).
Accented in red; significant symbols, words, and phrases highlighted in red; marginal corrections by different hand, some in pencil; double vertical lines in red mark margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 24
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 24
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
नैघण्टुक, १७००-१८५०.
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