Indian onomastics

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Tue Feb 3 22:44:08 UTC 1998

In a message dated 98-02-03 15:41:11 EST, Srinivas at CBSINC.COM writes:

<< I am still looking for some info on whether such names were in use
 during an earlier period in Indian history viz., early centuries AD. If
 so, has anybody come across literary or epigraphic evidence in Sanskrit
 or Tamil.

Consider some of the classical Tamil names picirAntaiyAr, ezUup pan2Ri nAkan2
kumaran2Ar, akattiyar (Sanskrit agastya is believed by some to be related to
akatti plant), nAkam pOttan2Ar, pEyan2Ar, nan2mullaiyAr, marutan2, pUtan2Ar,
veLLerukkilaiyAr, mARpittiyAr (pitti could be piccippU ).


S. Palaniappan

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