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Amarasiṃha was the author of the Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana, also called the Amarakośa. He was a Buddhist.
c. 500 A.D.
Śivadatta (ed.) (1929),
The Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana (Amarakosha). With the commentary (Vyākhyāsudhā or Rāmāśramī of Bhānuji Dīkshit).
Bombay: Nirnaya Sagar Press.
The Amarakośa (a.k.a. Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana or Trikāṇḍī) is (one of) the most important indigenous Sanskrit lexicon(s). It has received many commentaries. Its author is Amarasiṃha.
The Rāmāśramī (a.k.a. Vyākhyāsudhā) of Bhānujidīkṣita is a commentary on the Amarakośa. This commentary gives details of grammatical information (e.g. technical derivation) of the words in the Amar...
Bhānujidīkṣita was the son of Bhaṭṭojidīkṣita and was patronised by king Kīrtisiṃha of the Veghela dynasty.
Kośa is the native tradition of Sanskrit lexicography. The works in this tradition are primarily meant to help poets in composition. The earliest extant Sanskrit lexicographic work is t...
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Shen, Yiming (2022). 'Amarasiṃha'.
. First published on 07 Jul 2021. Last updated on 14 Nov 2022.