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9. Additions and Corrections

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lxxxii, paragraph 2, and lxxxv, top: I seem to be in error in supposing that Roth made his autograph nāgarī transcript directly from the birch-bark original. Garbe writes me, April 27, 1905, that Roth's autograph nāgarī transcript consists of two quarto volumes, that it was made from Roth's Kashmirian nāgarī transcript (see p. lxxxi), and that it has been collated with the birch-bark original at the beginning, not very far, the variants being noted in red ink. I can hardly see what Roth's purpose was in making a new transcript from anything else than the birch-bark original, unless it be that the new transcript was to serve merely as a convenient hand-copy on which to note the variants of the birch-bark leaves, which could thus be collated in their proper order without injury.

57 (ii. 13. 3): Confusion of surd and sonant, aspirate and non-aspirate. This is shown by the variants of the following passages which I have noted: AV. vi. 3. 3; 28. 1; 29. 3; ix. 9. 17; x. 4. 13, 23 (sarvebhyo); 7. 43; xi. 1. 2; 5. 1; xii. 2. 23; 3. 2, 55; 4. 29; xiii. 1. 1; 2. 15, 43; xiv. 2. 31, 37 (vṛddhaye), 68; xviii. 1. 30; 2. 14, 35, 47; 3. 52; 4. 63; xix. 9. 8; 11. 6; 13. 5; 24. 6 (adhi dhās); 33. 3; 34. 2, 3; 36. 3; 38. 1 (gantho); 39. 10; 56. 4, 5. Roth discusses these matters, ZDMG. xlviii. 106-111. Cf. above, p. 1043, Index, s.v. Surd; also J. Hertel, Tantraākhyāyika, 1904, p. xvi; and Bloomfield's Vedic Concordance, passim (e.g., under atha and adha).

58 (ii. 14, introd.): See Ludwig, Sb. der Böhmischen Ges. der Wiss., 1898, no. 10, p. 11.

94 (iii. 7. l): As to viṣāṇā, see references in Index, s.v., p. 1044.

197 (iv. 27. 6): Neither von Schröder nor I can find the MS. citation.

266 (v. 25. 8): ÇGS. reads abhi kranda vīlayasva.

327 (vi. 61. 3): Add: ⌊Here ends the sixth anuvāka, 10 hymns with 30 verses; the Anukr. quotation is [pañcama-]ṣaṣṭhāu triṅçatkāu (read triṅçakāu?).⌋

455 (vii. 90. 3): The Old Anukr. says [dvitīya-]aṣṭamāu nava. The dvitīya- was not given at p. 404, but refers to anuvāka 2, with its 9 hymns.

461 (vii. 101. 1): The hymn is treated at length by Pischel, Album-Kern, 115-7.

547 (ix. 7, introd., line 10): The an-uktapāda verses are rather all except 7, 18, 19, 22, 23.

601 (x. 8. 43): Garbe, in his Sāṁkhya-tattva-kāumudī, Abh. der Bayerischen Ak. der Wiss., xix., p. 529, reports previous views as to this verse, renders b by "mit drei Schnüren (d. i. dreifach) umhüllt," and takes "triply covered" as referring to skin and nails and hair.

792 (book xvi., introd.): It occurred to me as an afterthought (p. clviii, note) that the Pāli term Paritta, 'protection, defense' (cf. Sanskrit paritrāṇa), might be an acceptable equivalent in a single word for 'a prayer against the terror by night.' See Index, p. 1043, s.v. Paritta, and compare the use of the term in the Jātaka, ii. 3416. 3522, and especially at 1489. The Mora-jātaka contains a Paritta to be used at sunrise (ii. 3319; iv. 3344) and one to be used at sunset (ii. 3511; iv. 3347).

943 (xix. 30): It is of interest to note that a part of this hymn was translated by Sir William Jones in a botanical essay published by him in the Asiatick Researches, Calcutta, 1795, vol. iv., p. 257. In the London reprint of 1798, it may be found at