Etymology of honorific particle jI

Jan E.M. Houben j_e_m_houben at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jun 23 12:15:41 EDT 2005


and Ojha (I assume, like Jha, from Upaadhyaaya);
and, in Marathi, the pair Naage;sa - Naagoji
(short i; the -o- points to Naaga-upaadhyaaya?);
and Bha.t.toji (short i; from
Bha.t.ta-upaadhyaaya?).
Jan Houben

--- "Timothy C. Cahill" <tccahill at LOYNO.EDU>
wrote:

> > but -jii is not equivalent to upadhyaaya,
> -arjee is.
> > Thus, we find the pairs in Bengali
> > Chattopadhyay/Chatterji
> > Mukhopadhyay/Mukherjee
> > etc.
> 
> 
> but then there's "Jhaa" ...   Gee, this is
> getting complicated!
> 
> -Tim Cahill
> 


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