One bibliographic and one lexical inquiry
srini at engin.umich.edu
Tue Aug 6 18:32:37 UTC 1996
In Tamil, I have heard the word "aarpaa.t.tam" used to
indicate a lot of noise... created by either a single
person or a group... just checked the online webster
definition of "din" and it seems to agree well with what
I know of "arpATTam"...
a loud noise; esp : a welter of confused or discordant sounds
I don't know if the Tamil use of this word is restricted
to a certain dialect or otherwise.
ps: Does kolAhala, or other Hindi colloquial terms like hullA
seem synonymous ?
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