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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1728 - Patañjali attributed name - Mahābhāṣya
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1728 - Patañjali attributed name - Mahābhāṣya
Patañjali attributed name.
Mahābhāṣya, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (71 leaves) : paper ; 16 x 35 cm.
Manuscript is divided into a root text, the Mahābhāṣya (Great commentary), in the center of each folio and a secondary text, the Bhāṣyapradīpa, running parallel above and below it. The root text, attributed to Patañjali, is a grammatical commentary and philosophical treatise on the work of Pāṇini, while the secondary text is a grammatical and philosophical super-commentary on the former by Kaiyaṭa. Especially explores the relationship of words and meaning.
Title from colophon (f. 71v); title of super-commentary Bhāṣyapradīpa from secondary colophon (f. 71v).
Written in 8-16 lines per leaf.
71 leaves foliated 1-71, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon (root text): iti śrīmadbhagavatpataṃjaliviracite vyākaraṇamahābhāṣye tṛtīyasyādhyāyasya prathame pāde ṣaṣṭamārhikaṃ samāptaṃ (f. 71v).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1728.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1728
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
महाभाष्य, १७००-१८५०.
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