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Jainism and Language Usage
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From around the early centuries of the Common Era, Jain monastic intellectuals formulated a view of language (Pkt. bhāsā; Skt. bhāṣā) that posited that this quintessentially natural function of living beings was a …

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Dundas, Paul, “Jainism and Language Usage”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20181022

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