Etymon:paTTaN, pattan, patan
DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Wed Nov 19 11:36:27 UTC 1997
At 12:27 AM 11/19/97 +0530, you wrote:
>>>Towns are noisy. Can puTabhEdana be (karNa)puTabhEdana ?
>puTa seems to mean a packet. e.g. puTa-pAkam in ayurveda
>refers to the process of infusion in a covered pot.
>It is likely that AmarakOza's reference to puTa-bhEdana
>should relate to unpacking the wares from a bundle in
>a marketplace or customs port?
`bhidir vidAraNE' is the dhAtu pATha. This root implies forced or violent
type of opening i.e., breaking. It cannot mean the gentle process of
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