Etymology of honorific particle jI

Artur Karp karp at UW.EDU.PL
Thu Jun 23 08:20:43 EDT 2005


Dear Listmembers,

Could anyone, please, direct me to bibliographical references re: etymology 
of Hindi (also Gujarati, Marathi) honorific particle jI?

Turner (CDIAL 5240) connects it with jIva (<jIvatu). Is this etymology 
widely accepted?

Best,

Artur Karp
South Asian Studies Department
Oriental Institute
University of Warsaw
Poland



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