Re: [Pali] Pali Day by Day G041 Question + Cosmic Smile
- Dear Florent,
> I have a question regarding the 3rd verse:delightful
> So bajjhata.m paasasatehi chamhi
> he / binding / [with] hundred snares / [with] six / [from]
>I think "bajjhata.m" is a passive verb derived from the root /bandh/,
> How would you exactly translate "bajjhata.m"? I suppose it is a
> Passive Present Participle the active root being "bandh". Would it
> then mean "being bound"? Why does it not agree with the subject "so"
> and not written "bajjhanto". It looks like a genitive or dative
> plural here and I don't understand why.
middle imperative, 3rd person singular, and constructed with "so" as
the subject (the object in the nominative case) --- "may he be tied up
with a hundred ropes". I find "chamhi" rather puzzling because of the
readings in other versions such as: chambhii, chabbhi, even jambhi.
The regular form of "cha" (six) in the instr. and abl. is "chahi". The
commentary at J IV 311 interprets the word in the verse as "in six
places" (i.e., the four legs, the neck, and the waist).
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