Hence, the Rigvedic
Sapta Sindhava (the land of seven rivers) became Hapta Hindu in the Avesta.
Historical Indo-European linguists explore language and meter in diachrony and synchrony from such perspectives as phonological evidence for pada cohesion in Rigvedic
versification; aede, ea and the form of the Homeric word for goddess; Indo-European origins of the Greek hexameter; from proto-Indo-European to Italic meter; the Homeric formulary template and a linguistic innovation in the epics, a comparison of the Tocharian A and B metrical traditions.
but forms with -r- suffixal elements are found already in the Rigvedic
Pahari artists have accepted a more consistent form of a human figure with multiple heads, hands, and legs -reminding one of the Vedic concept of the Purushasukta, the Rigvedic
hymn to the Cosmic Being: "With Uncounted heads, Uncounted eyes, and Uncounted feet, He moves, as all of Creation Verily is He, Sahasra shirsha purushah"
In fact, Old Indic is the only Indo-European dialect where Sievers' law is visible as a living process in historical times, appearing quite regularly in the Rigvedic
(RV 9.74.4a) atmanvan nabho duhyate ghrtam payah "The animated cloud is milked [for] ghee [and] milk." This sole Rigvedic
attestation of duhya-te is also the sole Rigvedic
example of an accusativum materiae.
Participles in Rigvedic
Sanskrit: The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verbal Forms.
To summarize, of the Rigvedic
reduplicated i-stems roughly a third are attested with structural (i.e., accusative) objects and/or adverbial modifiers (see Table 2 in the appendix).
(23) But nothing else in the hymn suggests a chariot race, nor are there any hints of such a competition in two other Rigvedic
stanzas where the Asvins' horses are said to suffer from heat in the presence of Surya.
The question concerning the precise temporal and aspectual values of the Rigvedic
present, aorist, and perfect stems has been a vexed one, producing a range of different interpretations by such scholars as Berthold Delbruck, Jan Gonda, Karl Hoffmann, Peter Arnold Mumm, Eva Tichy, and Paul Kiparsky, among others.
a programmatic piece setting forth the typology of this ubiquitous Rigvedic
However, as Brugmann notes, the Rigvedic
passage in question admits of more than one interpretation and a possible rendering of srudh[i.bar]ya- is 'say "frudizi" '; if this is correct, this -ya- formation is to be classified as a delocutive verb and the parallelism with Gk.