A grammar of the Sanskrĭta language

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Page viii - Brahmins, and .appropriated solely to the records of their religion, appears to have been current over most of the Oriental world ; and traces of its original extent may still be discovered in almost every district of Asia.
Page viii - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutuation of refined arts and improved manners might have occasionally introduced, but in the groundwork of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such things as would be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.
Page viii - Brahmins, and appropriated solely to the records of their religion, appears to have been current over most of the Oriental world ; and traces of its original extent may still be discovered in almost every district of Asia.
Page 10 - The proper found of this letter is produced by applying the tip of the tongue to the fore part of the palate, and...
Page 1 - is a compound participle, literally signifying altogether, or completely made, done, or formed, (Latin, confectus,) from the inseparable preposition sam, altogether, or together, (Latin, col, com, con, cor,) and krita, done, with the interposition of a silent a, which letter being a dental, requires that the labial nasal which precedes it should be pronounced as a dental also, namely as n. The word, in its common acceptation, denotes a thing to have been composed or formed by art, Adorned, embellished,...
Page v - Court of Directors for the affairs of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies...
Page x - The lover of science, the antiquary, the historian, the moralist, the poet, and the man of taste, will obtain in Sanskrit books an inexhaustible fund of information and amusement. Besides the Vedas, there exist at this day numerous original treatises of considerable antiquity, on astronomy...
Page xi - ... abstract ideas, or terms in science, would be absolutely reduced to a state of barbarism. These, and the idioms peculiar to Bengal, Kamarupa, and the adjacent provinces ; the Tamul, the Telinga, the Carnatic, the Malabar, together with that of the Maratta states, and of Gujarat, so abound with Sanskrit, that scarcely a sentence can be expressed in either of them without its assistance. The learned languages of Tibet, of Ava, and of Ceilon, are enriched by it ; and every one of them is indebted...
Page x - ... of examination; various systems of philosophy and metaphysics ; innumerable tracts on grammar, elocution, logic, the art of poetry, music, medicine, ethics, politics, and other topics; with sublime and elegant poems on every variety of subject ; more particularly those grand mythological treasures, the ancient poems called Puranas, an endless assemblage of enchanting allegory and fable, and of the most interesting stories of ancient times...
Page xii - At the commencement of the year 1795, residing in the country, and having much leisure, I began to arrange my materials, and prepare them for publication. I cut letters in steel, made matrices and moulds, and cast from them a fount of types of the Deva-nagari character, all with my own hands...

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