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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 220 Mahābhāṣya / महाभाष्य




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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 220
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania


In Sanskrit


Manuscript is divided into a root text, the Mahābhāṣya or "Great commentary," in the center of each folio and a secondary text, the Bhāṣyapradīpa, running parallel above and below it. The root text, by 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. Manuscript is incomplete and is missing most of the initial part of the text.



1 item (33 leaves) : 17 x 34 cm




Colophon (root text): iti śrībhagavatpataṃjaliviracite śrīvyākaraṇamahābhāṣye paṃcamasyādhyāyasya caturthe pāde prathamamāddhikam // paṃ[camo] 'dhyāyapūrṇa / (f. 105r).

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