vipratva vikhyāta tāra pāṇḍitya ajñāta
ataeva vipra āge, pāṇḍitya paścāta
vipratva—the quality of being a vipra; vikhyāta—well known; tāra—his; pāṇḍitya—erudition; ajñāta—unknown; ataeva—therefore; vipra—the word vipra; āge—first; pāṇḍitya—erudition; paścāta—afterwards.
"The man's being a vipra is known, but his erudition is unknown. Therefore the person is identified first and his erudition later.
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