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ORIGINAL SANSKRIT TEXTS
ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF INDIA,
THEIR RELIGION, AND INSTITUTIONS,
Φάναι, δ ̓ ἂν μὴ γιγνώσκωμεν, βαρβαρικόν τοῦτ ̓ ειναι. ἔτη μὲν δυν ἴσως ἄν τι τῇ ἀληθείᾳ καὶ τοιοῦτον ἀυτῶν, ἔιη δὲ κἂν ὑπὸ παλαιότητος τὰ πρῶτα τῶν ὀνόματων ἀνεύρετα ειναι· διὰ γὰρ τὸ πανταχῇ στρέφεσθαι τὰ ονόματα ὀυδὲν θαυμαστὸν ἂν ἔτη ἐι ἡ παλαιὰ φωνὴ πρὸς τὴν νυνὶ βαρβαρικῆς μηδὲν διαφέροι. PLATO, Cratylus, i. 421.
"We might say that the words which we did not understand were derived from the barbarians. Some of them might in reality be so; and it might also be the case that, owing to the lapse of time, the earliest forms were undiscoverable for, as a result of the circulation of words in all parts of the world, it would not be at all strange if the ancient language, as compared with the modern, was in no respect different from the speech of the barbarians."
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA,
THEIR RELIGION AND INSTITUTIONS.
COLLECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ILLUSTRATED,
J. MUIR, D.C.L., LL.D., PH.D.,
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ROYAL PRUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, AND OF THE AMERICAN
INQUIRY WHETHER THE HINDUS ARE OF TRANS-HIMALAYAN ORIGIN, AND
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