Mauro Maggi, Annotations on the Book of Zambasta, II: Khotanese mamkyā-



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Ms. H. 142 NS 51 (British Library, IOL Khot 154/6), recto.



The rare word mamkyā- only occurs three times in the Old Khotanese Book of Zambasta and once in a Late Khotanese manuscript. It is not an Indian loanword meaning "(fire) stand, grate" (< Sanskrit mañcaka- "couch") but a genuine Khotanese word meaning "(fire) drill."