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

(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)



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402                              ALBERUNTS INDIA.

P. 234.—The notes on comets and other meteorological
subjects, with which the author concludes his book, have
been taken from the Brihctt-Sarhhitd of Varahamihira.

Pp. 237-238.—This table of comets is taken from
Brihctt-Sctrhhitd, chap. xi. 10-28.

The children of the fire are called Inttdsasittdh in Sans¬
krit, in Arabic ^^IIL^ iSi>\, which I cannot explain.

Pp. 241-244.—This table of comets is taken from
Brihat-Sarhltitd, chap. xi. 29-51.

The reading li^ ^.^xi, instead of padmaketu, seems to
be a mistake of the copyist for ^.L^^C^i^i.

P. 245. Book of the medicine of elephctnts.—On this and
similar literature, cf. A. Weber, Voolesungen ilher Indische
Literctturgeschichte, p. 289.
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