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Jain, who wants to push the terminus ante quern of Dhanamjaya's Namamala back to s. '387);92 for he overlooks the possibility that Dhanamjaya and Virasena may simply have drawn on a common source. Dhanamjaya was an adherent of the Digambara persuasion of Jainism. His dictionary, a rather unimportant compilation of some 250 stanzas, is concerned both with synonyms and with homonyms. The synonymic section (sabdasamkirnaprarupanapariccheda) or Namamala proper, whose length is stated in v. 202 to be 200 Slokas but actually varies between 197 and 203 Slokas plus a final Sardulavikridita strophe, has been grouped by major topics — earth, water, man, sky, and heaven — only as far as v.

WILSON, Works, V, London, 1865, p. 211, he is supposed to have written a panegyric styled KaSivirudavall. 84 Though WILSON, loc. , makes him a brahmin of Kanauj. 85 See 1. 15: yo nanarihah samuddigta dddv eva (sa) sarvatah (thus read) "the homonym that (has been) explained (is found) everywhere at the beginning". g. 11. 143, 1381, 1406, 1589, 2229, 2413) have simply been malcorrected. Dhanamjaya's Namamala 327 marked predilection for Ekasesas. 86 15. 87 In recent years, however, its date has become an object of controversy.

BHANDARKAR, [ABCIM 273], VI, p. 107. "9 Cf. T H . AOTRECHT, [ABCIM 238], I 1, p. 186. 340 C. Vogel • Indian Lexicography 22. Hemacandra's Anekarthasamgraha Hemacandra's homonymic dictionary, the Anekarthasamgraha,150 consists of 1829 Slokas disposed in seven sections (kdnda). The first six sections, subsumed under the name Satkandl and regarded as the Anekarthasamgraha proper, are concerned with monosyllables, disyllables, trisyllables, tetrasyllables, pentasyllables, and hexasyllables respectively; the seventh section, conceived as a supplement to the Satkandl and hence also entitled Anekarthasesa, records the indeclinables.

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