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  • proper n. A subfamily of Indic languages.

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  • n. a subfamily of Indic languages


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  • Thus, punch-marked coins were issued by the Gandhara (6-4 cent BC), Avanti (5 cent BC) and the Mauryan and Magadhan empires.

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  • Slowly, with a large entourage of monks, the Buddha jour­neyed through Magadhan territory, first to Nalanda and then to Pataligama


  • First he approached Prince Ajatasattu, son and heir of King Bimbisara and commander-in-chief of the Magadhan army.


  • For years, Kosala had been fending off the Magadhan army, which was making a bid to achieve sole hegemony in the region.


  • It is generally agreed that the most useful texts are those written in Pali, a north Indian di­alect of uncertain provenance, which seems to have been close to Magadhan, the language that Gotama himself may have spoken.


  • The Buddha noticed the great fortresses that were being built by the Magadhan ministers in preparation for the coming war with the Vajjians, and prophesied the city’s future greatness.



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