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Re: QUERY> Sutta Nipata Help

Dear Joseph,

You asked about Sn 1071 (1077)

The PTS edition (p. 206) reads hitva-m-an~n~am -

-m- being seen as anaphyctic sandhi consonant, which occasionally shortens long proceeding vowel (analogously to the law of mora).

The verse is given as example of this in Oberlies' reference grammar (Pali, Berlin 2001), on p. 126 (paragr. 25).

Kind regards  

B Scherer, PhD

Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, McGill

Professor of Comparative Religion, CCCU, UK


QUERY> Sutta Nipata Help

Dear All,

I am using the CSCD and am looking at the Upasivasutta of the Sutta Nipata. The CSCD version of verse 1077 has "Ākiñcaññaṃ nissito hitvā maññaṃ". I don't have the PTS version. Could anyone tell me whether it has "hitva maññaṃ" instead of "hitvā maññaṃ"?


Joseph Walser

Department of Religion

Tufts Univeristy