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    ता नः प्रजाः सं दुहतां समग्रा वाचो मधु पृथिवी धेहि मह्यम् ॥ १६॥

    Salutations to mother earth! (the essence of immortality pervades in you) may we, your children (be able to) together milk the ritam (divine order) present everywhere in you. O mother earth, by absorbing (i.e., understanding) the great honeyed speech (vedic mantras). ।। 16 ।।