Some common errors concerning water-lilies and lotuses

Hanneder, Jürgen

In: Indo-Iranian Journal, 50 (2007), pp. 162-164. ISSN 1572-8536

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The terminology for translating the omnipresent names for lotuses and water-lilies in Sanskrit literature continues to prove problematic for various reasons. Some attempts to deal with the problem suffer from unclear botanical terminology; others use more trustworthy sources, but mixed with outdated works. Fortunately, the well-known and widely quoted article by Wilhelm Rau, the standard reference when dealing with the Sanskrit names of lotuses and water-lilies, provides a clear, but succinct orientation.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 27 October 2020
ISSN: 1572-8536
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Literatures of other languages
Controlled Subjects: Lotus, Sanskrit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, Literatur, Botanik / India, Literature, Botany
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: People > Schriften von Jürgen Hanneder
Volume: 16