Vedic Index of Names and Subjects[सम्पाद्यताम्]
पृष्ठभागोऽयं यन्त्रेण केनचित् काले काले मार्जयित्वा यथास्रोतः परिवर्तयिष्यते। तेन मा भूदत्र शोधनसम्भ्रमः। सज्जनैः मूलमेव शोध्यताम्।
Kauśāmbeya is the patronymic (‘descendant of Kuśāmba’) of a teacher Proti in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa according to the St. Petersburg Dictionary: a view supported by the fact that Kūśāmba actually occurs as the name of a man in the Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmaṇa. It is, however, possible that the word means a ‘native of the town Kauśāmbī’ as understood by Harisvāmin in his commentary on the Śatapatha Brāhmana.
- xii. 2, 2, 13;
Gopatha Brāhmaṇa, i. 2, 24.
- viii. 6, 8. The name is also found later (in the Epic) in the form of Kuśāmba.
- Eggeling, Sacred Books of the East, 44, 153, n. 5. Cf. Weber, Indische Studien, 1, 193;
Rhys Davids, Buddhist India, 3, 36;
Oldenberg, Buddha, 397.