Bhangakula, Bhaṅgakula: 1 definition


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhaṅgakula (भङ्गकुल).—(?) , Mahāvastu ii.251.6, in a list of enemies of birds, all gen. pl., after sākuntikānām (śā°), cāṇḍālakānām (mss. ca°), mṛgalubdhakānām, biḍālakroṣṭukānām, and nakulānām, comes (in text) bhaṅgakulānām (but mss. both °kulān; one ms. bhaṅgeṇa—so, ṇ!—for bhaṅga-). Senart thinks of muṅgusa-kulānām (Pali Lex. muṅgusa, mongoose, Childers); closer to the mss. would be AMg. maṅgusa, id. As Senart notes, this would seem to duplicate nakulānām, the preceding term. Possibly, however, maṅgusānām may have been the orig. reading, the last part corrupted by confusion with nakula. It might, possibly, have designated a different species of mongoose from nakula, which would justify the collocation of the two words.

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