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The Vrttivarttika or Commentary on the Functions of Words of Appaya Diksita

Edited by Edwin Gerow

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93 pages
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2001
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American Oriental Series

The Vrttivarttika or Commentary on the Functions of Words of Appaya Diksita

Edited by Edwin Gerow

This present text represents a significant improvement over the two previously published texts of Vrttivarttika. The novelty of the present edition, aside from correcting many errors found in its predecessors, lies in a careful comparison of the two previous editions, and their collation with still another manuscript, from the Houghton Library at Harvard University, Indic no. 1268. This volume includes commentary, transliterated Sanskrit text and notes.

 

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This present text represents a significant improvement over the two previously published texts of Vrttivarttika. The novelty of the present edition, aside from correcting many errors found in its predecessors, lies in a careful comparison of the two previous editions, and their collation with still another manuscript, from the Houghton Library at Harvard University, Indic no. 1268. This volume includes commentary, transliterated Sanskrit text and notes.

Introduction

Appaya Diksita

His Works

This Edition of Vrttivarttika

Subject Matter and Scope

Denotation

Metonymy

1. Denotation

Introduction: The Types of Denotation

Pleonasm and Sufficiency of Meaning

Multiple Meanings: Principles Determining the Intended Sense

Pun: Where More Than One Meaning Is Intended, How Is the Second Meaning

Determined?

2. Metonymy

Metonymy and Its Types

Extending the Typology of Secondary Metonymy

Reducing or Conflating the Types of Pure Metonymy

Pun, Metaphor, and Hyperbole

Vrttivarttikam, I

Vrttivarttikam, II

Bibliography

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