Etymology of kSatriya

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at
Wed Oct 11 12:46:10 UTC 1995

> If we keep quoting sentences,
> we will end up writing books for each morpheme.

Yes.  I consider C. S. Lewis's _Studies in Words_ to be one of the
finest such books, for example.  For me, this is the linguistic
equivalent of Geertz's "thick description" in social anthropology.  It
would be marvellous to have such subtle and searching studies for
Sanskrit words and concepts.  Of course quite a lot has been done: I
think immediately of van Buitenen's fine studies of "citta", "ahankara"
and related words.



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