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In Indian musicology, the term refers to the three tones Uddātta, Anudātta, and Svarita, used in the chanting of Vedic hymns. Pāṇini, the grammarian of c. 600 bc, named them ādi svaras, ‘ādi’ meaning ‘primary’, ‘earliest’, etc.

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