ivy's berries

Allen Thrasher athr at loc.gov
Wed Apr 9 19:32:55 UTC 1997

I would suspect phala 'fruit' would cover most berries.

Ivy grows wild in the hill station Dalhousie where I spent the hot season
of 1979.

Allen Thrasher

On Tue, 8 Apr 1997, Dominique.Thillaud wrote:

> 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
> 'vRkSa-lataa'.
> 	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 ?
> 	Regards,
> Dominique
> Dominique THILLAUD
> Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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