इतिहासपुराणानां पिता मे रोमहर्षण: ॥ २२ ॥
sumantur dāruṇo muniḥ
pitā me romaharṣaṇaḥ
atharva — the Atharva Veda; aṅgirasām — unto the ṛṣi Aṅgirā; āsīt — was entrusted; sumantuḥ — also known as Sumantu Muni; dāruṇaḥ — seriously devoted to the Atharva Veda; muniḥ — the sage; itihāsa-purāṇānām — of the historical records and the Purāṇas; pitā — father; me — mine; romaharṣaṇaḥ — the ṛṣi Romaharṣaṇa.
The Sumantu Muni Aṅgirā, who was very devotedly engaged, was entrusted with the Atharva Veda. And my father, Romaharṣaṇa, was entrusted with the Purāṇas and historical records.
In the śruti-mantras also it is stated that Aṅgirā Muni, who strictly followed the rigid principles of the Atharva Veda, was the leader of the followers of the Atharva Veda.