PIE etymology of song

A.Raman at massey.ac.nz A.Raman at massey.ac.nz
Fri Aug 5 01:00:17 UTC 1994

Is Sanskrit "Sangita" (music) a cognate of English "Song"? I get the
impression from Voyles (Early Gmc Grammar, p.36) that this is likely. But I
thought Skt sangita was a compound - sam+gita meaning refined+song where
"gita" = song.

Could someone shed some light on this pls?


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