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সমাসে গৌণ হৈল, শব্দার্থ গেল ক্ষয় ॥ ৫৯ ॥
samāse gauṇa haila, śabdārtha gela kṣaya
dvitīya śrī-lakṣmī — the word dvitīya-śrī-lakṣmī (“a second all-opulent goddess of fortune”); ihāṅ — this; dvitīyatva — the quality of being a second; vidheya — the unknown, which is to be explained; samāse — in the compound word; gauṇa — secondary; haila — became; śabda-artha — the word’s intended meaning; gela — became; kṣaya — lost.
“In the word ‘dvitīya-śrī-lakṣmī’ [‘a second all-opulent goddess of fortune’], the quality of being a second Lakṣmī is the unknown. In making this compound word, the meaning became secondary and the originally intended meaning was lost.