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CC Ādi 16.76

Text

‘śrī’-śabde, ‘lakṣmī’-śabde — eka vastu ukta
punar-ukta-prāya bhāse, nahe punar-ukta

Synonyms

śrī-śabde — by the word śrī; lakṣmī-śabde — by the word lakṣmī; eka vastu — one thing; ukta — is indicated; punar-ukta-prāya — almost repetition; bhāse — appears; nahe — but actually it is not; punar-ukta — repetition.

Translation

“Although the words ‘śrī’ and ‘lakṣmī’ convey the same meaning and are therefore almost redundant, they are nevertheless not redundant.