MEANING OF THE WORDS SŪTA, MĀGADHA AND VĒTĀLIKA IN SANGHAM LITERATURE

          There are so many technical terms used in Sangham literature of Tamil. Some of the terms are understood in the light of commentaries only. Some of such terms are Sūta, Māgadha and Vē(ai)tālika. Madhurai Kāñcī refers them as follows. cūtar vāḻtta mākatar nuvala vetāḽikarŏṭu nāḻikai icaippa imiḻmuracu iraṅka eṟumāṟu cilaippa (maturaikkāñci : 671-672)          …

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