Hooded serpent hypertext signifies phaṇi ‘lead or zinc’, paṇi ‘merchant, market’

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Sindhu-Sarasvati (Bhārati) Script cipher is logo-semantic representation of hypertexts using rebus principle to represent Meluhha image words and substantive meanings related to wealth-creation activities. Thus, the cipher protocol is HTTP, hypertext transfer protocol which is explained by Vātsyāyana as mlecchita vikalpa (Meluhha cipher) in Vidyāsamuddeśa which lists 64 arts including three related to semantics: akṣara muṣṭika kathanam (wrist-finger narrative), desabhāṣā jñānam (knowledge of dialects) and mlecchita vikalpa (cipher-writing).

The significance of the four-hooded serpent over the membrum virile of the charioteer on Daimabad bronze utsava bera is realized as hypertext in Meluhha.  bhar̥kanu ‘rise of penis’ rebus: bhaṭa ‘furnace, smelter’ PLUS phaṇin ‘hood of serpent’ rebus: phaṇi ‘lead, zinc merchant’. thus, together, the hypertext reads: merchant of lead, zinc smelter (products). This reading is consistent with the other hieroglyphs on the Daimabad bronze chariot: pōlaḍu ‘black drongo’ rebus: pōlaḍa ‘steel’ PLUS dula ‘pair’ rebus: dul ‘metal casting’, thus steel metalcasting; pōla ‘bos indicus, zebu’ rebus: pōla ‘magnetite, ferrite ore’ PLUS mēṇḍhā A crook or curved end rebus: meḍ ‘iron, metal’ (Ho.) The utsava bera Daimabad chariot is thus a calling card of detailing the charioteer’s professional competences as smelter, ironworker, metalworker. Semantic reinforcement of a synonym: kulyā ‘hood of serpent’ rebus: kol ‘working in iron’, kolhe ‘smelter’.



The same logo-semantic cipher is applicable to the nāga worshippers/soldiers (bhar̥a), celebrating the fiery, flaming pillar topped by kambhar̥ā ‘fish-fin’ rebus: kammaṭa ‘mint, coiner, coinage’. naga1.jpgnaga2.jpg

B. bhaṛ ʻ soldier, servant, nom. prop. ʼ, bhaṛil ʻ servant, hero ʼ; Bhoj. bhar ʻ name of a partic. low caste ʼ; G. bhaṛ m. ʻ warrior, hero, opulent person ʼ, adj. ʻ strong, opulent ʼ, ubhaṛ m. ʻ landless worker ʼ (G. cmpd. with u — , ʻ without ʼ, i.e. ʻ one without servants ʼ?); Si. beḷē ʻ soldier ʼ < *baḷaya, st. baḷa — ; — Pk. bhuaga — m. ʻ worshipper in a temple ʼ,(CDIAL 9588)

It is submitted that the hypertexts on Daimabad chariot and hypertexts on the Amaravati sculptural friezes convey the same logo-semantics related to the worship of the fiery, flaming pillar as a signifier of Ta. kampaṭṭam coinage, coin. Ma. kammaṭṭam, kammiṭṭam coinage, mint. Ka. kammaṭa id.; kammaṭi a coiner.(DEDR 1236).kammata1.JPG

phaṇa1 m. ʻ expanded hood of snake (esp. of cobra) ʼ MBh. 2. *phēṇa — 2. [Cf. phaṭa — , *phēṭṭa — 2 and *phaṇati2. — For mng. ʻ shoulder — blade ʼ &c. cf. association of shape in phaṇāphalaka — Bhartr̥. ~ aṁsaphalaká — ŚBr. and cf. phēna — n. ʻ cuttlefish bone ʼ Car.]
1. Pa. phaṇa — m. ʻ expanded hood of snake ʼ, Pk. phaṇa — m., °ṇā — f.; Wg. paṇ — šī ʻ big snake ʼ (+šai ʻ head ʼ? NTS xvii 287); K. phan m. ʻ expanded hood of snake ʼ, S. phaṇi f., L.awāṇ. phaṇ, P. phaṇ, °ṇu f., ludh. phan m., WPah. (Joshi) faṇ m., Ku. phaṇ, °ṇi, N. phani, A. phanā, B. phan, °nā, Or. phaṇā̆, Mth.phanā, Bhoj. phan, H. phan, °nā m., G. phe (< *phaṇi), phaṇī f., M. phaṇ m., °ṇī f., Si. paṇa, peṇa. — S. phaṇi f. ʻ shoulderblade ʼ; H. phanī f. ʻ wedge ʼ; G. phaṇɔ m. ʻ fore part of foot ʼ.2. A. phenā ʻ expanded hood of snake ʼ, Or. pheṇā̆.phaṇin — , phaṇakara — .phaṇá — 2 ʻ froth ʼ see phāṇita — .Addenda: phaṇa — 1: S.kcch. phaṇ f. ʻ snake’s hood, front part of foot ʼ, phaṇī f. ʻ weaver’s toothed instrument for pressing and closing the woof ʼ; WPah.kṭg. phɔ́ṇ m. ʻ cobra’s hood ʼ; Garh. phaṇ ʻ snake’s hood ʼ.(CDIAL 9042) phaṇin ʻ hooded (of snake, esp. cobra) ʼ Kathās. [phaṇá — 1]
Pk. phaṇi — m. ʻ snake ʼ; P. phaṇī ʻ flat — headed (of snake) ʼ; A. phanī ʻ snake ʼ; Or. phaṇī ʻ hooded ʼ, sb. ʻ snake ʼ; H. phanī ʻ hooded ʼ; G. phaṇī m. ʻ snake ʼ, Si. paṇiya.(CDIAL 9046).

S. Kalyanaraman

Sarasvati Research Center April 1, 2017

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