Meaning of Panini

Anshuman Pandey apandey at
Wed Oct 18 01:35:20 UTC 1995

Sorry to wander off-topic, but I was reading a work titled "The Early 
Aryans of India" by S. B. Roy in which he writes that Panini was a 
Pathan. Is there any information to validate this claim?


Anshuman Pandey

On Tue, 17 Oct 1995, Anand Venkt Raman wrote:

> Speaking of dictionaries, I have been looking for the meaning of the
> word "Panini". I have been unable to trace the etymology of the word to
> anything beyond "Name of the sage Panini". It seems to indicate
> "hand-made", but I'm not sure. Can someone help me out here please?
> Thanks.
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