Handbook of Pali: Being an Elementary Grammar, a Chrestomathy, and a Glossary (Classic Reprint)

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The third part contains the Glossary. I have omitted in it all proper names. In employing two sorts of type and hyphens I have tried to distinguish between compound words and simple ones. Compound words ought all to have been given under their last member, as is done in Benfey's Sanskrit Dictionary. This is the only scientific way. The last member in the indo-european languages is explained by the preceding ones, or as the late Professor Benfey put it in his lectures, the defining members always precede the defined. But as all the second members did not occur in the glossary, I had to give up this plan, and to limit myself to using italics for compound words. I employ capitals, however, for compound words when the individual meaning of the component parts is another than that of the whole word; e. G. Add/zayogo was printed in capitals for that reason. I have not attempted to explain the different philo sophical terms which occur in the extracts. I give mostly one translation, and put a t. T. (technical term) after them. Fault may perhaps be found with the explanation of Nz'bbdnam as the summum bonum of the Buddhists; but among so many different views it seems to me best neither to offer an opinion nor to defend one.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Oscar Frankfurter


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780331500424

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm

Page Count - 220

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