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Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1736 - Nāgeśabhaṭṭa, active 1670-1750 - Laghuśabdenduśekhara
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Indic Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1736 - Nāgeśabhaṭṭa, active 1670-1750 - Laghuśabdenduśekhara
Author:
Nāgeśabhaṭṭa, active 1670-1750.
Title:
Laghuśabdenduśekhara, circa 1700-1850.
Physical description:
1 item (60 leaves) : paper ; 13 x 28 cm.
Summary:
Manuscript is employed for consultation or teaching and is a grammatical commentary on Bhaṭṭojī Dīkṣita's Siddhāntakaumudī, particularly emphasizing religious aspects or qualities of traditional grammatical treatises as well as elevating the ancient grammarians such as Pāṇini and Patāñjali to a semi-divine status. The text comments on the latter section of Bhaṭṭojī Dīkṣita's work, including word affixes (kṛt) and how meaning is changed (for example, changing roots to nouns).
Notes:
Title from colophon (f. 60r).
Written in 11 lines per leaf.
60 leaves foliated 1-60, upper left and lower right verso.
Colophon: ity śrīmadupādhyāyopanāmakaśivabhaṭṭasutasatīgarbhajanāgeśamaracite laghuśabdeṃduśekharāṇye siddhāṃtakaumudīvyākhyāne uttarārdhaṃ samāptam // śrīṃgaṃgāviśvaṃśvarābhyāṃ namaḥ // (f. 60r).
Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout; vertical margins marked with double black line.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Coll. 390, Item 1736.
Contained in:
Collection of Indic Manuscripts. Item 1736
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Coll. 390
Vernacular script:
लघुशब्देन्दुशेखर, १७००-१८५०.
 
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