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Title: The paribhāṣā, yadāgamās tadguṇībhūtās tadgrahaṇena gṛhyante in the Pāṇinian tradition
Author: Shen, Yiming
ISNI:       0000 0004 8507 3902
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2019
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The current work studies a paribhāṣā "metalinguistic rule" about āgama "augment" within the scope of the Pāṇinian tradition of Sanskrit grammar (vyākaraṇa). One of the forms in which this paribhāṣā ("the yadāgamaparibhāṣā") is found is yadāgamās tadguṇībhūtās tadgrahaṇena gṛhyante (e.g. #11 in Paribhāṣenduśekhara). The current work discusses various aspects of āgama (Chapter 2), translates and explains the texts found in the Mahābhāṣya and five Pāṇinian paribhāṣā treatises that deal with the yadāgamaparibhāṣā (Chapter 3-8), and presents, based on the treatment of these texts, evaluation and remarks (Chapter 9). It argues that Pāṇini must have assumed the effect of the yadāgamaparibhāṣā, but he may not necessarily have assumed an additional paribhāṣā like yadāgamās tadguṇībhūtās tadgrahaṇena gṛhyante or tadbhaktas tadgrahaṇena gṛhayate to achieve this effect, because this effect can already be achieved through elements within the Aṣṭādhyāyī itself, i.e. sūtra 1.1.46 and 1.1.56. Therefore, such an additional paribhāṣā can be assumed, but is not necessary. The current work may thus contribute to a better understanding of: <1> the concept and function of āgama in the Aṣṭādhyāyī system; <2> the yadāgamaparibhāṣā; <3> through the previous two points, the working of the Aṣṭādhyāyī system itself; and <4> the Pāṇinian paribhāṣā literature, e.g. how a paribhāṣā is interpreted and argued about by the commentators.
Supervisor: Benson, James Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Sanskrit language--Grammar