Atharva-Veda Samhita/Indexes and Other Auxiliary Matter/Index 2

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2. List of Hymns ignored by the Kāuçika-Sūtra

⌊In his copy of the Kāuçika, Whitney has noted the hymns in question. I have modified his list; but it can hardly be drawn with entire precision and certainty. Thus if we accept the statements of the scholiasts as to what hymns or verses are included in certain gaṇas or meant by certain terms (like brahmagavyāu at 48. 13 or vṛṣalin̄gāḥ at 29. 15) or pratīkas, all the hymns under book v. and some others (like vi. 95) may be struck from the list. At 36. 13, rathajitām should mean vi. 130; but Dārila and Keçava both understand 130-132 to be intended. For some hymns as to which the reader, seeing an asterisk or a blank in Bloomfield's Index, might be in doubt, a few words may be said: iv. 4 is textually cited at 40. 14, and so is ix. 9 at 18. 25; for ii. 20-23, see introd. to ii. 19; and for iv. 7, see introd. to iv. 7. Hymns iii. 26-27 are really cited under the name digyukte at 14. 25; iv. 23-29, as the mṛgāra-hymns, at 27. 34; and vi. 35-36 as the vāiçvānarīye at 31. 5. Hymn vii. 81 is cited as the dārçī-verses at 24. 18. Certain pairs have the same pratīka and so give rise to questions: thus vii. 59. i and vi. 37. 3; vii. 73. 11 and ix. 10. 20; vii. 75. 1 and iv. 21. 7; xvi. 5. 1 and vi. 46. 2. Hymns vi. 94, vii. 92, and vii. 93 are perhaps doubtful. As to book xix., see p. 896. The table follows according to the three grand divisions.⌋


i. none

ii. none

iii. none

iv. none

v. 4, 5, 16, 18, 19

vi. 47, 95, 120, 131, 132

vii. 5, 23, 27, 28, 40, 47-49, 58, 59, 94

viii. 4, 9, 10

ix. 6, 10

x. 2, 7, 8

xi. 3, 5, 7, 8

xii. 5

xiii. 4

xiv. none

xv. all

xvi. p's 4, 5, 7, 8

xvii. none

xviii. none

xix. all but 51, 52, 59, 60, 64, 68

xx. all