Language and Style of the Vedic Rsis by Tatyana J. Elizarenkova, Visit Amazon's Wendy Doniger Page,

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Elizarenkova, possibly the best dwelling pupil of the Rand definitely its maximum linguist, explains the following the relationships among a really advanced grammatical procedure and the peculiarities of favor of the archaic non secular poetry. The laudatory hymn is taken care of as an act of verbal verbal exchange among the poet Rand the deity, with the hymn itself transmitting convinced details from guy to god. From this point of view, the hymn is used as a method to take care of a round alternate of presents among the Rand their gods. Many peculiarities of the functioning of the grammatical approach of the infrequent interpreted in reference to the version of the universe of the Vedic Aryan. for instance, the idea that of time as a round procedure bears heavily at the use of the verbal grammatical different types of demanding and temper; the personification of a few summary forces can clarify a few irregularities within the functioning of the nominal class of gender; and the belief of magical strength attributed to the Sacred Speech often, and to the identify of a god particularly, underlies the mystical grammar of this non secular poetry.

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Numerous other examples of this kind can be found elsewhere. Another important feature of the vocabulary of the Rg Veda is the symbolic use of words with a very concrete basic meaning, particularly a small group of words denoting body-parts. Some of these words are more frequently used in their symbolic meaning (at the ritual and cosmic levels) while their basic, literal meanings are overshadowed. Obviously, no question of polysemy arises, since this is a clear metaphorical transfer of a single basic meaning onto different, but isomorphic levels.

Yo mavate jaritre gadhyam cin / maksu vajam bharati ... " (addressed to the priest). 2) "But thou art a hero (and) procurer. " < previous page page_43 If you like this book, buy it! " (to Agni); ye te mda ... 5) "Those thine intoxicating juices ... 6) "You both, enjoy the sacrifice! Take notice of my invocation! 1) "We awaken thee, O (master) of dun horses, with sacrifices. ") (Agni). The primary stem bodha- and the causative bodhaya- are used indifferently with both subject-classes. The third person singular aorist passive abodhi, with a passive or intransitive meaning, occurs exclusively with the subject of a god who either has been aroused by his worshippers or has awakened himself in order to enrich and support them.

7) "The hasty pressing stones press Soma; /... / They milk the udder to pour out a little (milk viz. 6) "All these thy (feats) are true, O (god) of powerful virility: / The milch-cows are running out of the bull's udder" (a Vedic paradx: rain-streams flow out of the udder of Heaven or Parjanya "udder"). 1) "Still being in the (mother's) womb, I knew / All the generations of these gods;" yatha vatah puskarinim / samingayati sarvatah / eva te garbha ejatu /... 3) "Before this hymn the mountain's entrails (were agape) / For the first birth of the great (dawns)" (the Valamyth); yam apo adrayo vana / garbham rtasya piprati .

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