TEXT 186
padāni tv agatārthāni
tad-artha-gataye narāḥ
yojayanti padair anyaiḥ
sa udghātyaka ucyate
SYNONYMS
padāni—words; tu—but; agata-arthāni—having an unclear meaning; tat—that,; artha-gataye—to understand the meaning; narāḥ—men; yojayanti—join; padaiḥ—with words; anyaiḥ—other; saḥ—that; udghātyakaḥudghātyaka; ucyate—is called.
TRANSLATION
To explain an unclear word, men generally join it with other words. Such an attempt is called udghātyaka.' "
PURPORT
This verse is quoted from the Sāhitya-darpaṇa (6.289).

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