puṣkaraṇa पुष्करण

Definition: a popular term used for the treatise on grammar by an ancient grammarian Apisali. cf. अापिशलं पुष्करणम् Kas on P. IV. 3. 15. It was called Puskarana probably because it was very extensive and widely read before Panini. For the reading दुष्करण for पुष्करण, and other details see Mahabhasya Vol. VII. pp. 132-133, D. E. Society's edition.

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