Help with a word

alfredo at alfredo at
Mon Feb 6 19:08:36 UTC 1995

Dear Indologist,
        Does anyone knows if the word channel (like irrigation channel,
german: Kanal) exist in Sanskrit. Some people has told me that channel is a
semitic word which mean Cane. In Pali I have seen the word "udaka" which is
translated as irrigator, or ingenieur (the person). 
I am interested in something that has the meaning: A fixed entity used to
carry water. I have examined the words "udabhaara" and "udakaadhaara."  The
first one mean water-carrier which is not fix (as a cloud), and the second
mean reservoir (the meaning of water transport is not there).  
Thanks in advance,



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