CHAPTER XIII. 141
In a lexicographical work to which the author Onthear-
^^ rangement
J V (? Haribhatta) has given his own name, the feet Quotation'
-^-V from Hari-
composed of three Iccghu or guru are called by single i^hatta.
consonants, which in the following diagram are written
on their left:—
Diagram,
m < < < sixfold {i.e. containing six mdtrd).
y I < < hastin.
r < I < kdma.
t < < \ {1 lacuna).
s I 1 < jvalana.
j I < I madhya.
hh < \ I parvata.
n \ \ \ threefold {i.e. containing three mdtrd).
By means of these signs the author teaches how to
construct these eight feet by an inductive method (a
kind of algebraic permutation), saying :
"Place one of the two kinds (guru and laghu) in
the first line unmixed (that would be <<<, if we Page68.
begin with a guru). Then mix it with the second
kind, and place one of this at the beginning of the
second line, whilst the two other elements are of the
first kind (| < <). P'hen place this element of admix¬
ture in the middle of the third line ( < | < ), and lastly
at the end of the fourth line (< <|). Then you have
finished the first half,
"Further, place the second kind in the lowest line,
unmixed (| | |), and mix up with the line above it one
of the first kind, placing it at the beginning of the line
(< I 1), then in the middle of the next following line
(I < I), aud lastly at the end of the next following line
(I I <). Then the second half is finished, and all the
possible combinations of three mdtra have been ex¬
hausted."
< < <
I < <
\ First half. ^' ' 1 ! i
3- < I < 7- < M I
} i 8. I I I i
5. , I < ,
Second half.
4. < < I ^ \ 8. 1 I I
This system of composition or permutation is correct.