Palaniappa at Palaniappa at
Fri Mar 28 16:46:03 UTC 1997

In a message dated 97-03-28 06:03:35 EST, pfilliozat at (Pierre
Filliozat) writes:

<< The hindi curkii or cu.tiyaa probably derives from the sanskrit cuu.daa.
According to A.L. Turner, the Sanskrit 'cuu.daa' may have been derived from
Dravidian or Munda. See A Comparative Dictionary of Indo-Aryan Languages by
(item #4883). See also Dravidian Etymological Dictionary (Tamil - cuu.tu
meaning to wear, esp. on the head; noun- hair tuft, crest, comb---item #

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