[Q] bholantikaa, tailapaayin

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Tue May 14 14:27:52 UTC 1996

Apte's The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 1958 edition, Prasad 
Prakashan, Poona, Vol. II, p. 786, lists taipapaayin and cites a passage 
from the Mahaabhaarata.  Apte interprets this word as referring to "a 
kind of cockroach".  He also lists taila_ambukaa, tailapaka, tailapakaa, 
tailapaa, tailapaayikaa, and tailacaurikaa in the same sense.
	Madhav Deshpande

On Tue, 14 May 1996, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:

> In the Kaa"sysapasa.mhitaa, a medical text, there is a list of birds which
> includes the names "bholantikaa" and "tailapaayin".  I have an idea that
> the latter may be a bat or flying fox, rather than a bird, though I am not
> sure.  But I have so far not been able to find either of these bird names
> in the dictionaries.
> Any suggestions?
> --
> Dominik Wujastyk

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