147,532 words | ISBN-10: 812080113X | ISBN-13: 9788120801134
The Sanskrit text of the Satapatha-brahmana: One of the largest works in the category of Vedic (Brahmaic) literature, narrating in extensive detail the various rites, constructions, chants and utensils to be used in Hindu ceremonies. Alternative titles: Śatapathabrāhmaṇa (शतपथब्राह्मण), Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) Shatapathabrahma (shatapatha).
tāṃ caturbhirādatte | caturakṣarā vai sarvā vāgvāgityekamakṣaramakṣaramiti tryakṣaraṃ tadyattadvāgityekamakṣaraṃ yaivaiṣānuṣṭubuttamā sā sātha yadakṣaramiti tryakṣarametāni tāni pūrvāṇi yajūṃṣi sarvayaivaitadvācāgniṃ khanati sarvayā vācā sambharati tasmāccaturbhiḥ
Preview of English translation:
43. He takes it up with four (formulas), for all speech consists of four syllables: “vak” (speech) is one syllable, and 'aksharam' (syllable) consists of three syllables. Now that monosyllable 'vak' is the same as this last one, the Anushtubh; and that trisyllable 'aksharam' is the same as those former formulas: he thus digs up Agni by the whole speech, and equips it with the whole speech,—hence with four (formulas).
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Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Satapatha-brahmana Verse 18.104.22.168