ivy's berries

Dominique.Thillaud thillaud at unice.fr
Tue Apr 8 22:26:27 UTC 1997

Midnight is a fine hour to work, all is quiet, namaste!

	Searching the translation of 'berry' in the English-Sanskrit
dictionary of Vaman Shivram Apte, I've just found 'gulii' and 'guDikaa'
whose meaning is 'ball', 'pill'.
	Searching for 'ivy', just the periphrastic 'taru-rohiNii' and
	Why ? no berries nor ivy in Bharat ?
	If anyone knows better words (genuine and more precise),I'll be
very grateful.
	And a second request: if there is ivy in Bharat, where ? (Arrien in
his Anabasis (record of Alexander's expedition) said it was a mountain
plant from the Meros (obviously the Meru), it's true ?

Dominique THILLAUD
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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