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CC Ādi 16.75

Text

caturtha-caraṇe cāri ‘bha’-kāra-prakāśa
ataeva śabdālaṅkāra anuprāsa

Synonyms

caturtha-caraṇe — in the fourth line; cāri — four; bha-kāra — of the letter bha; prakāśa — manifestations; ataeva — therefore; śabda-alaṅkāra — ornamental use of different sounds; anuprāsa — alliteration.

Translation

“In the fourth line the letter ‘bha’ occurs four times. This arrangement of alliteration is a pleasing ornamental use of sounds.