Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, Alberuni's India (v. 2)

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352                          ALBERUNTS INDIA.

Anctndctpdla, Bhimctpdlct, and Trilocetnctqjdla, mean hetv¬
ing Siva, as protector. If, therefore, these princes, like the
Indo-Scythian kings (cf. Drouin, Rcvite Kumismettiqite,
1888, 48), were Siva-worshippers, we must explain the
name Jaipdl perhaps as Jaydpdlct, i.e. having Durgd (the
wife of Siva) as protector. Cf. the Hindu kings of Kabul
in Elliot, "' History of India," ii. 403 seq. (in many points

The name Trilocanapdla (here Tarv,cei,npeU) has been
much disfigured in the Arabic writing. Vide the Puru
Jaipal in Elliot, I.e., ii. 47, 463, 464.

P. 13, 1. 14. The la,tt,cr wets killed.—The Arabic manu¬
script has J.AJj, which may be read Jj^iJ (narrcttum est) or
J.-vi" (interfectu,s est). I have not been able to ascertain
whether the year in question was that of the enthronisa-
tion of Trilocanapala, or that of his death. I prefer, how¬
ever (with Reinaud), to read ^.^i, "' he was killed," because
evidently the author stood so near to the events in ques¬
tion that he could have ample and trustworthy informa¬
tion, and that, in fact, an on elit ( J-a]!) seems here entirely
out of place.

P. 13, 1. 22. The slighdcst rcmneint, literally one blow¬
ing fire, a well-known simile for nobody. Gf. e.g. Hasan
Nizami in Elliot's "History of India," ii. 235, 1. 13.

P. 15.—For Alfazari and Ya'kub Ibn Tarik, ef. note
to i. 165, 169.

Midiexmmad, Ibn Ishdk of Setrakhs is mentioned only
here and in the tables on pp. 16 and 18, besides in
Alberuni's " Chronology " (English edition, p. 29).

P. 16, 1. 6 of the table.—It is not clearly said in the
text that the anomalistic revolution is meant, but the
numbers which Alberuni quotes leave no doubt on the
subject. The days of a kalpa are 1,577,916,450,000, which
being divided by the number 57,265,194,142, give for one
revolution 27f j4fffffi|-f days, or 27 days 13 h. 18 min.
33 sec, whilst the anomalistic revolution of the moon is
equivalent to 27 days 13 h. 18 min. 37 sec, an agreement
so very close, that every doubt that there could be meant
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