ivy's names

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at CCO.CALTECH.EDU
Fri Sep 19 05:19:44 UTC 1997

On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, S Krishna wrote:

> 2. It is interesting that Tamil and Malayalam call it maravalai and
> maravalli since Dr Raghuviras English-Hindi dictionary says that it is
> called maravalli in Hindi also. These would then( reasonably in my
> opinion) point to some Sanskritic origin ( unless the valli has
> something to do with the wife of Murugan)

Or equally reasonably to a Dravidian origin for the Hindi word, without
bringing in murukan and vaLLi.


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