Atharva-Veda Samhita/Book II/Hymn 23
|←Book II, Hymn 22||Atharva-Veda Samhita , translated by William Dwight Whitney
Book II, Hymn 23
|Book II, Hymn 24→|
23. The same: to water.
1. O waters! with the heat that is yours etc. etc.
2-5. O waters! with etc. etc.
Here the meter, owing to the plural verbs, is different; the Anukr. calls that of vss. 1-4 (6 + 8 + 10 = 24) samaviṣamā, a gāyatrī 'of uneven members,' and vs. 5 (6 + 10 + 10 = 26) the same, with two syllables in excess ⌊svarāḍ-viṣamā⌋.