Sāṃkhya Kārikā verse 41

citraṃ yathā āśrayam ṛte sthāṇu-ādibhyo vinā yathā chāyā | tadvat vinā viśeṣaiḥ na tiṣṭhati nirāśrayaṃ liṅgam ||

citra - variegated, spotted, speckledyathā - according asāśraya - relation of dependence; correspondence; that to which anything is annexed, or with which anything is closely connected, or on which anything depends or rests; substratum, place of residenceṛta - truth; principle of natural order, cosmic order; divine law, faith, divine truthādi - in the beginning, at first; beginning, commencement; a firstling, first-fruits; beginning with, and so on; and the reststhāṇu - a stump, stem, trunk, stake, post, pile, pillarvinā - withoutchāyā - shadowtadvat - having or containing that; like that, thus, soviśeṣa - distinction, difference between; a kind, species, individual; characteristic difference, peculiar mark, special property, speciality, peculiarityna - no; not; nor, neithertiṣṭhati - to subsist; abide; stay; reside; sit; stop; dwellnirāśraya - supportless, having or offering no prop or stay, destitute, aloneliṅga - manifest; sign; gender