Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

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Tibetan gseb and Cognate Words

Walter Simon

The entry gseb in Jäschke's Tibetan dictionary, which has been taken over almost without a change into that compiled by Sarat Chandra Das, poses a problem in so far as it differs in an important point from the entries to be found in the dictionaries of A. Csoma de Kőrös, I. J. Schmidt, and that of the Catholic Missionaries of Tibet, generally referred to as Desgodins' dictionary. While all these dictionaries are in agreement on the meaning of ‘stallion’, which has been listed by J(äschke) under I, the difference occurs in the treatment of gseb (alternating with seb), listed by J under II.