RV X, 176 — the three Eden-cisterns cut off from the inner court

RV X, 176
— the three Eden-cisterns cut off from the inner court

# trying to understand which concepts are described by the used terms

RV X, 176

1. Die Söhne der Ribhu´s brüllten laut mit ihrem Anhang, die an dem Erdboden zehren wie das Kalb an der Mutterkuh, die Allnährenden.
1. WITH hymns of praise their sons have told aloud the Ṛbhus’ mighty deeds. Who, all-supporting, have enjoyed the earth as, twere a mother cow.
1a pra sÂnava ÃbhÂÉÀm bÃhan navanta vÃjanÀ 1c kÍÀmÀ ye viÌvadhÀyaso ‘Ìnan dhenuÎ na mÀtaram
“like / the ones extracting soma / (are) the rooted-up and expanded / Rbhu [3 eden-cisterns?] /,
(they) rejoiced at / (eden’s) wicked enclosure (inner-court) /;
(as?) the original eden-tile / which is / suitable / in every way at all times /,
the cow (eden-construct) / (is) nót / the (matrix-) mother /;

  • – pra ‘before, forward, in front, on, forth; filling, fulfilling’, like, resembling;
  • – sUnava; sUnu ‘one who urges or incites, an inciter; one who presses out or extracts the soma; son, child, offspring’ RV;
  • – Rbhu ‘an artist, one who works in iron, a smith, builder (of carriages etc.), Name of three semi-divine beings; when the gods heard of their skill, they sent agni to them with the one cup of their rival tvaSTR, the artificer of the gods, bidding the Rbhu’s construct four cups from it;when they had successfully executed this task, the gods received the Rbhu’s amongst themselves and allowed them to partake of their sacrifices’ RV ‘clever, skillful, inventive, prudent (said of indra, agni and the âditya’s;also of property or wealth’ RV, [from -ribh ‘to crackle [as fire]; to shout, to sing’ RV ?]; glyph SESHEMT ?
  • – bRh ‘to tear, pluck, root up’ [from -vRh] ‘to make big or fat or strong, increase, expand, further, promote’ MH, as in -BRhaspati [TER], (inversal of previous Rbh ?)
  • – navante plur. 1) to rejoice or cheer together at or towards (accusative)’ RV,
    2) to move towards (accusative); RV,
  • – vRjana ‘an enclosure, cleared or fenced or fortified place (especially “sacrificial enclosure”;but also “pasture or camping ground, settlement, town or village and its inhabitants”); crookedness, wickedness, deceit, wile, intrigue’ RV; eden’s, comp. vRtra the demon; ‘camping’ is obviously ‘tabernacle’;
  • – kSama ‘favourable to; fit, appropriate, becoming, suitable, proper for;
  • – vi‘svadhA ‘in every way at all times, on every occasion’ RV,
  • – a’snan, a’snat ‘eating, consuming’ RV to -a’sna ‘voracious; a stone; a demon; RV, original (place of) eden tile; into -atra ‘present (place of) eden-tile’,
  • – dhenu ‘any (milch) cow; any beverage made of milk’ RV; ‘name of an asura slain by krshna ‘MH ‘place of pilgrimage; a people’ MH;
  • – mAtaram fem.acc. -matR
  • 1) the -Rbhu : following Monier’s description (until we will stumble upon that chapter), Nahum 2 (page) comes to mind, describing “the three pools of the Moon (inner-court)”; compare also Enki breaking down those cisterns (diagrams); the 3 were either copied or moved into the north (compare scripture “the lower pool and the upper pool at the fuller’s field, north”); the three copied pools as glyph SESHEMTT, ‘sacred place to Horus’. A CoffinText shows a vignette with four pools – two presided by a frog, and two by KHEPER (TvaSTR), fitting Monier’s description of “to make four bowls from three”;

2. Führet den Gott Jatavedas unter göttlicher Dichtung vor; er soll unsere Opfer richtig befördern!
2 Bring forth the God with song divine, being Jātavedas hitherward, To bear our gifts at once to heaven.
2a pra devaÎ devyÀ dhiyÀ bharatÀ jÀtavedasam 2c havyÀ no vakÍad ÀnuÍak
“before / the deity / meditating / divine power /, (you all) go experience / all that is produced by sorcery /;
(by) to invoke the sacrificial gift / we / are caused to be strong / continuously /;

  • – pra ‘before, forward, in front, on, forth; filling, fulfilling, like, resembling;
  • – dhiya fem.instrum. [root] -dhî ‘to perceive, think, reflect; wish, desire; thought, (especially) religious thought, reflection, meditation, devotion, prayer (plural Holy Thoughts personified); notion, opinion, the taking for’ RV,
  • – bharata 2nd plur. pres. imperat. [root] -bhR to bear, carry, convey, hold (“on”or”in” locative case)’;to bear id est contain, possess, have, keep (also”keep in mind”)etc.; to support, maintain, cherish, foster;to bring, offer, procure, grant, bestow etc.; to endure, experience, suffer, undergo; to lift up, raise (the voice or a sound’ RV
  • – jAtavedas ‘”having whatever is born or created as his property”,”all-possessor”(or “knowing [or known by] all created beings”; name of Agni’ RV; ‘fire’ MH; we suggest -jAta and -veda “all that is produced by sorcery”, compare the mural of Thoth sorcering at the flame (diagrams);
  • – havya ‘to be called or invoked; anything to be offered as an oblation, sacrificial gift or food’RV
  • – vakSad – vakS ‘to grow, increase, be strong or powerful;to make grow, cause to be strong’ RV [english ‘wax’],
  • – AnuSak ‘ in continuous order, uninterruptedly, one after the other’ RV;

3. Dieser gottergebene Hotri wird da zum Opfer hingetragen. Wie der Wagen eines Fahrenden bedeckt, macht sich der Glutreiche von selbst bemerkbar.
3 He here, a God-devoted Priest, led forward comes to sacrifice. Like a car covered for the road, he, glowing, knows, himself, the way.
3a ayam u Íya pra devayur hotÀ yajÈÀya nÁyate 3c ratho na yor abhÁvÃto ghÃÉÁvÀÈ cetati tmanÀ
“this place / in front of / he /, resembling / the pious / sacrificial priest (hotR) /,
the sacrifice / to be directed /;
(as) the cart construct / which is / nót / surrounded by / glowing /, indeed / (as) the designed (place) /;

  • – ayam as – idam [ayam,iyam] ‘here, to this place, now, even, just, there, in this manner’ RV; ‘this, this here; known, present’
  • – u ‘now, and, also, further, on the other hand’,’to call to, hail, to roar’ RV;
  • – Sya as 2nd sing.pres.imperat. ? -sA; 2) 3d person base -sya;
  • – pra ‘before, forward, in front, on, forth; filling, fulfilling, like, resembling;
  • – devayu ‘devoted to the gods, pious’ RV,
  • – hotA 1) nom.sing. -hotR ‘sacrificial priest’; 2) 3d sing.perf. -hu
  • – nîyate 3d sing. passive present [root] -nî ‘ to lead, guide, conduct, direct, govern etc.; to lead etc. towards or to;to bring into any state or condition’ RV,
  • – yor from -ya ? which, who; -r for next soft vowel,
  • – abhIvRta ‘surrounded by, bordered by;(said of a cow) covered by (the bull)’ RV;
  • – ghRNI ‘glowing, shining’ RV (mfn); -ghR ‘to besprinkle, wet, moisten’ RV
  • – cetati 1) loc.sing. -cetat ; 2) 3d sing. pres. -cit; both of -cit ‘to perceive, fix the mind upon, attend to, be attentive, observe, take notice of; to aim at, intend, design (with dative case); to be anxious about, care for; to resolve; to understand, comprehend, know; to become perceptible, appear, be regarded as, be known’ RV,
  • – tmanA (loc !) ‘yet, really, indeed, even, at least, certainly, also’,
  • 1) line continuity : bit tricky here, because it appears that the ‘office of priest’ is Thoth’s title, while ‘the deity’ in next line 4 is their doubled-construct; we can’t make out yet why “the glowing” is important – but suggest that “the pools do not have any eden-covering (‘glowing’) around them, no longer”;

4. Dieser Agni sucht das Weite vor der Geburt, wie vor dem Unsterblichen. Der Gott, der gewaltiger als selbst der Gewaltige, ist zum Leben geschaffen.
4 This Agni rescues from distress, as ’twere from the Immortal Race, A God yet mightier than strength, a God who hath been made for life.
4a ayam agnir uruÍyaty amÃtÀd iva janmanaÏ 4c sahasaÌ cid sahÁyÀn devo jÁvÀtave kÃtaÏ
“in this manner / Agni [Thoth] / indeed / secures / immortality / by birth /;
the victory / to design / (by) the most powerful / deity (the 4 pools) /,
(as) existence [for fish-souls] / accomplished /.

  • – ayam as – idam [ayam,iyam] ‘here, to this place, now, even, just, there, in this manner’ RV; ‘this, this here; known, present’
  • – uruSyati 3d sing. pres. -uruS, but ‘(desire ) to protect, secure, defend from’
  • – iva ‘so, just so, just, exactly, indeed, very [belonging to previous word]’ RV,
  • – sahas ‘strength, power, force, victory’ RV
  • – cid ‘even, indeed, also’ RV [or for -cit], [base root] -cit ‘to perceive, fix the mind upon, attend to, be attentive, observe, take notice of; to aim at, intend, design; to be anxious about, care for; to resolve; to understand, comprehend, know; to become perceptible, appear, be regarded as, be known’ RV;
  • – kRt making, doing, performing, accomplishing, effecting, manufacturing, acting, one who accomplishes or performs anything, author; to cut, cut in pieces, cut off, divide, tear asunder, destroy’ RV;

02.09. submitted —- loNe — first series

Posted: September 2, 2018 at 9:36 pm by loNe
Last Modified: September 3, 2018

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