Skt. preta, drav. pEtu, and vaitaraNi
s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.FREESERVE.CO.UK
Wed Apr 4 12:27:53 EDT 2001
N. Ganesan wrote:
> Tamil-Kannada words pEy/pEtu ('spirit of the dead') are rooted
> in sounds like bE/pE (shouting when people get fear or become
Nice to see you are back !
It may be completely coincidental and unconnected but do you know of
the mantra syllable "pha.t" used in Buddhist tantra, primarily to
dispel internal or external negativity ? Curiously, the Tibetans,
following Tibetan pronunciation, say it as "phey".
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