[INDOLOGY] Female name Bhaayi?

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 11:38:27 EDT 2017


Its not v> bh , Its bāī > vāī or bāī > bhāī . bāī is the expected form.

śrībāī /śrībāi / śrībāy is a very much possible female personal name.



On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Place names like vāī < vāpī = step well are common  and are found in more
> than one region of India. Its south Indian variant bāvi , bāyi, bāi, bāy is
> found in a big number of place names, as the second/ending part, at least
> in Telugu and Kannada speaking regions. For that matter, it is found even
> in the form of vāyi in some south Indian place names.
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rani_ki_vav
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wai,_Maharashtra
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapi
>
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 8:04 PM, Martin Gansten <martingansten at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Nagaraj wrote:
>>
>> I am sure, most of you must be aware of the female name ending bāī /bāyī/
>> bāy /bā found in many contemporary northern particularly north-western
>> languages.
>>
>> Pingree's version is possibly bāī >vāī, such a phonetic change b<>v being
>> quite common many Indian languages.
>>
>> The bhāī version could possibly be a hyperstandardization or scribal
>> error.
>>
>>
>> Yes, this was one of the first thoughts to strike me. But *śrībhāyi* is
>> used consistently at the end of each of the sixteen chapters; the -i is
>> short, and surely the variation v<>bh is not very common, at least outside
>> Bengal? (This is not my area of expertise, so I'm open to correction.)
>> Also, if *bhāyi* is to be understood as a suffix, Śrī would have to be
>> the mother's personal name. Not impossible, of course, but perhaps unusual?
>>
>> Madhav wrote:
>>
>> The town "Vāī" (वाई) is found in Maharashtra, a famous place near Satara,
>> where many Sanskrit works like Dharmakośa were published.  Vai has been a
>> well known center for Sanskrit scholarship and the home of the Prājña
>> Pāṭhaśālā, which continues to function till today.
>>
>>
>> Perhaps that is why Pingree homed in on it (though he explicitly says
>> that Yādava lived in Gujarat).* It may have been one of his over-confident
>> emendations. But even reading *vā[y]i* för *bhāyi* and *supure* for
>> *suṣuve*, the *-nāmni* will be unmetrical and the first two pādas won't
>> hang together, so I do think his suggested reading must be abandoned.
>>
>> (* I did try a web search for वाई गुजरात, but all I could find was
>> वाई-फाई!)
>>
>> Martin
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Nagaraj Paturi
>
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
>
> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
>
> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
>
> (Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
>
>
>
>



-- 
Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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