1.7 – asmAkam thu

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SlOkam – Original

asmAkam thu viSishtA yE thAnnibhOdha dhvijOththama |
nAyakA mama sainyasya samjyArtham thAn bravImi thE ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

dhvijOththama – Oh leader of twice-born!
asmAkam thu – amongst us
mama sainyasya – my army’s
viSishtA: nAyakA: yE – those great commanders who are present
thAn – them
thE – for you
samjyArththam – to have clear understanding
bravImi – I am speaking
thAn – them
nibOdha – listen

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Oh leader of twice-born men! I am speaking to you about those great commanders who are present amongst us for you to have a clear understanding. You listen about them.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

“Dvija-chief!1 now know the chief men in our ranks. Let me name the commanders of my army to you.”

> Chapter 1 verse 8

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  1. Dvija = twice-born, the Brāhmaṇa, and other classes invested with the sacred thread.

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