Help with a puzzle - asura and avuNar

Dominique.Thillaud thillaud at UNICE.FR
Thu Nov 6 10:30:57 UTC 1997

At 7:36 +0100 6/11/97, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:

>Comments from the members of the list will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

        It seems you can perhaps add the great asura varuNa to your corpus
(even if, as me, you're not a metathesis' fan), but *avRNa would be a
strange word and the initial 'a' a bit puzzling in Sanskrit ('A' would be
easier); and I'm unable to find any good Eurindian correspondance (the
Roman gens Aurelia comes probably from an *ausel ~ uSas; the Greek hydronym
Auras, Danube's tributary, is very far).

Dominique THILLAUD
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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