Pischel (was Re: Etymology of Tamil 'maiyam')

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Tue Mar 27 06:18:28 EDT 2007


Pischel's grammar is downloadable from www.dli.ernet.in

D




On Tue, 27 Mar 2007, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:

> Dear Indologists,
>
> The Tamil word 'maiyam' meaning 'center, middle'  seems to be derived
> ultimately from Sanskrit 'madhya'. I would like to know the Prakrit dialect  which
> was the direct source for the Tamil word. I do not have Pischel's work at  hand.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Regards,
> S. Palaniappan
>
>
>
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