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ber; as, नास्ति पुण्यवान् (तस्मात् understood) यस्य मित्रेण सम्भाषः, “ there is not a happier than that man) of whom there is conversation with a friend "; yaa foi ut a gifa, “What is the use of wealth (to him) who does not give ?”

b. Sometimes, though rarely, the antecedent noun precedes the relative in the natural order; as, न सा भाया यस्यां भनी न तुष्पति, “She is not a wife in whom the husband does not take pleasure.”

c. तावत् and यावत् stand to each other in the relation of demonstrative and relative; as, यावन्ति तस्य द्वीपस्य वस्तूनि तावन्ति अस्माकम् guinea, “ As many products as belong to that island, so many are to be brought to us.

d. Similarly, तादृश and यादृश; as, यादृशं वृत्तं तादृशं तस्मै कथितवन्तः, “ As the event occurred, so they related it to him.”




Under this head it is proposed to explain the construction of substantives, without reference to their connection with particular adjectives, verbs, or participles ; and for this purpose it will be desirable to exhibit examples under each case.

Nominative Case. A substantive simply and absolutely expressed must be placed in the nominative case; as, featuag:, “the Hitopadesha "; afegintai, “the poem of Bhatti.”

a. Two nominative cases in different numbers may be placed in apposition to each other; as, quifa pret,

grass as a bed.”



Accusative Case.

b. Substantives are not found in the accusative, unconnected with verbs or participles, except as expressing duration of time or space. See r. 180. 181.

Instrumental Case. 175. This case yields a variety of senses. The most usual is that of the instrument or means by which any thing is done ; as, FRAT (5*), “ by me it was said "; ara (UiTt utfsta:), “ by the fowler

was laid "; agrupata, “ by the study of the Vedas "; T,“ with one's own eye.” a. It also has the force of “ with " in expressing other col




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lateral ideas; as, resteet PAST,“ vying with the strong "; fHTU FT4:, “conversation with a friend "; ufor: ATATTI,“ equality with beasts "; fuges ere, “with the knowledge of (his) father "; especially when accompaniment is intended ; as, faruru , “the master with his pupil."

6. The other senses yielded by this case are through," " by reason of "; as, 7441, “through compassion "; Na WATT, "on account of that transgression."

C. “According to," " by "; as, faforint, “according to rule "; HH Hoa, "according to my opinion "; ATAT, " by birth.”

d. The “manner" in which any thing is done, as denoted in English by the adverbial affix ly, or by the prepositions in, at; as, deda, “in abundance "; vfu,“ virtuously "; aut,

, pleasure "; gha, “at ease "; swita feferat, “in this way"; "TEM area (faraua:), “they both dwell together in great intimacy "; (नृपः सर्वभूतानि अभिभवति) तेजसा, “a king surpasses all beings in glory"; Htet (a to), “such a deed must not even be imagined in the mind "; ATC., “in human form."

e. Substantives expressive of "want," " need,” may be joined with the instrumental of the thing wanted; as, TT a Trust,

there is no occasion for inquiry "; ART #90th a pristat, “there is no need of me as a servant "; qua re, “there is use for a straw.”

f. The price for which any thing is done may be in the instrumental; as, पञ्चभिः पुराणैर् (याति दासत्व), "for five purānas he becomes a slave"; बहुभिर् दसैर् (युध्यन्ते), "they fight for great rewards.” Similarly, प्राणपरित्यागमूल्येन (श्रीर् न लभ्यते), “fortune is not obtained at the price of the sacrifice of life.”

g. So, also, difference between two things; as, 24 GO 7 HEÇ Vati, “there is great difference between you and the ocean.”

h. The English expression “under the idea that ” is expressed by the inst. case of the substantive बुद्धि ; as, व्याघ्रबुद्या, “ under the idea that he was a tiger."

Double Instrumental. i. Sometimes when two substantives come together, expressing parts of a common idea, they are both placed in the instrumental, instead of one in the genitive; as, aga gott atem, “an odour is emitted by the bakul-plants by their flowers” (for वकुलानां पुष्पैः). Similarly, ताम् शाश्वासयामास प्रेष्याभिश् चन्दनोदकैः, “he caused her to revive by her attendants by sandal-water.”


Dative Case.


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176. This case is of very limited applicability, and its functions, irrespectively of the influence of verbs, are restricted to the expression of the object, motive, or cause for which any thing is done, or the result to which any act tends; as, image, “for self-aggrandizement"; want aircra, “for the counteraction of calamity "; mange # ofruara, “arms and books (lead) to renown.' When, as in the last example, the result or end to which any thing leads is denoted by this case, the verb is seldom expressed, but appears to be involved in the case itself. The following are other examples, यत्र आस्ते विष संसर्गों मृतं तदपि मृत्यवे, "where there is admixture of poison, then even nectar (leads) to death "; Fuel Etui galera 7 , "advice to fools (leads) to irritation, not to conciliation; स वृद्धपतिम् तस्याः सन्तोषाय न अभवत्, that old husband was not to her liking.'

a. It will be seen hereafter that certain verbs of “giving” and “relating,” govern the dative. Substantives derived from such verbs exercise a similar influence; as, Wala STOP," the giving to another "; WITÀ meri, “ the telling to another.”

b. Words expressive of salutation or reverence are joined with the dative; as, TUNIT TA:, “ reverence to Ganesha”; aunt a, “health to thee.”

Ablative Case. 177. The proper force of the ablative case is expressed by from "; as, tata (m: qrafa), “from avarice anger arises "; गिरेः पतनं, “ falling from a mountain"; चाराणां मुखात्, “from the mouth of the spies."

a. Hence this case passes to the expression of various correlative ideas; as, wiela farfan, “a portion of (from) their food "; and like the instrumental it very commonly signifies " by reason of,” “in consequence of"; as, agurui , on account of the slaughter of cows and men": अनवसरप्रवेशात् (पुत्रं निन्दति), "he blames his son for entering inopportunely"; (15.74ta,“ through fear of punishment "; whe!ç417,“ by reason of my good fortune.”

b. “ According to"; as, Afeguam, "according to the advice of the minister." Abstract nouns in are often found in this case to express some of these ideas; as, wafanfaari,“ by reason of the unsteadiness of his mind." Especially in the



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writings of commentators ; as, FATURIT, “according to what will be said hereafter."

c. It also expresses “through the means" or "instrumentality of"; as, TOT 97996:, “caught in the toils through the instrumentality of the jackall''; न औषधपरिवानाद् (व्याधेः शान्तिर् भवेत् ), “ the alleviation of disease is not effected by the mere knowledge of the medicine."

d. The “manner” in which any thing is done, is occasionally expressed by the ablative; as, "MIT, “with diligence"; TO!, "forcibly”; THEM,

" with wonder”; JOG JEW,“ tearing up by the roots”; or by the ablative affix na; as, ta, “at one's own pleasure” (cf. p. 152. a.).

e. This case also denotes “after"; as, groc FPTHT, “after separation from the body"; मुख्य प्रतिबन्धनात् , "after the imprisonment of the Chief"; तस्य आगमनात्, 66 since his arrival.” f. In reference to time, “ within”; as, faqata,“ within three fortnights."

g. Nouns expressive of fear are joined with the ablative of the thing feared; as, UTATE TH, “ fear of death”; EIUT TO, “ fear of robbers.”

Genitive Case. 178. This and the locative case are of the most extensive application, and are often employed, in a vague and indeterminate manner, to express relations properly belonging to the other cases.

The true force of the genitive is equivalent to “of,” and this case appears most frequently when two substantives are to be connected, so as to present one idea ; as, fate , “the speech of a friend "; TT arcet: qui AU, “the best ornament of a woman is her husband "; न नरस्य नरो दासो दासस् तु अर्थस्य, “ man is not the slave of man, but the slave of wealth."

a. Possession is frequently expressed by the genitive case alone, without a verb; as, agT: HAE48 TE HE TE ATTĖ, “all riches belong to him who has a contented mind "; धन्योऽहं यस्य ईदृशी भार्या, “ happy am I in possessing such a wife.”

6. It often, however, has the force of “to," and is very generally used to supply the place of the dative; as, HTUT WIT shitgt:, “ one's own life is dear to one's self"; 7 157 Age Tury, a hundred yojanas is not far to one borne away by thirst (of gain)"; किं प्रज्ञावताम् अविदितं, “ what is unknown to the wise"? किम्

182. g.




We hasrafa uela, “what does a lamp show to a blind man"? fati #4T want us:,“ what offence have I committed towards the king"? Fant 144 werd opgehad:, “what can this man do to us?"

c. And not unfrequently of “in” or “on "; as, tui favara, “confidence in women "; ## war, “dependence on me."

d. It is even equivalent occasionally to "from" or "by," as usually expressed by the ablative or instrumental; as, न कस्यापि (उपायनं गृह्णीयात्), "one ought not to accept a present from any one”; wori (ari MTRİ), “ the wood is to be abandoned by us”; VR Te for a report faget:, “he is blessed from whom suppliants do not depart in disappointment.”

e. Difference between two things is expressed by this case ; as, AU ATAUTE HEG wi, “there is great difference between the master and the servant.” Cf.

p. Locative Case. 179. The locative, like the genitive, expresses the most diversified relations, and frequently usurps the functions of the other

Properly, it has the force of “in," on," or at," as expressive of many collateral and analogous ideas; thus, ait, "in the night"; "TA,“ in the village "; y,“ on the back "; fu faudrai, “confidence in you "; HE.HCI afe, “rain on desert ground "; प्रथमबुभुक्षायां, “at the first desire of eating"; पृथिव्यां रोपितो qa, tree planted in the earth."

a. Hence it passes into the sense“ towards "; as, AT THE , “leniency towards an enemy as well as a friend "; stany 547, compassion towards all creatures "; gent wita:, “upright towards friends "; yon grant warg Tü“ a hundred good offices are thrown away upon the wicked."

b. Words signifying “cause," “ motive,” or “ need,” are joined with the locative; as, सत्रपत्वे हेतुः, “ the cause of his modesty"; भूपालयोर् वियहे भववचनं निदानं,

your speech was the cause of the war between the two princes"; ureapta: Hata cu farur:, “the absence of a suitor is the cause of a woman's chastity”; taigi foru, “what need of a boat.” Also, words signifying employment or occupation; as, worata sarai, “engaging in the acquisition of wealth.” Words derived from the root yuj usually require the locative; as, HA 154. arute grutt:, “ I am of service in preserving the kingdom.”

c. This case may yield other senses equivalent to “by reason of,” “for,” &c.; as, मे छिद्रेषु, "through my faults"; चारः परराष्ट्राणाम् अवलोकने, “ a spy is for the


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