Help with a word

yanom at yanom at
Tue Feb 7 00:35:37 UTC 1995

A.Villarroel writes:
>        Does anyone knows if the word channel (like irrigation channel,
>german: Kanal) exist in Sanskrit. Some people has told me that channel is a

Varaahamihira's BRhatsaMhitaa abounds in descriptions of
irrigation for plants, especially Chapter 53 `dakaargala-adhyaaya'.
A word for channel is found in BS 16.16: `jalamaarga', together with
`setu' (dike or dam).
Another word is in BS 53.120: `(jalasya) nairvaahika'.

Michio YANO
Kyoto Sangyo University
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