Graha epithets

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Dec 5 16:37:38 UTC 1997

BRhaspati's wife is tArA not tArakA. The word can mean 'a planet which
seizes other planets.'



Adding -kaa to Tara- would be a pretty standard meaning of making a
diminutive with exactly the same meaning and reference as the original.  Cf.
Kali and Kalikaa.

Allen Thrasher

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