Tamil words in English

K V N Gopal gopal at AERO.IISC.ERNET.IN
Thu Feb 12 02:50:56 UTC 1998

On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, Lakshmi Srinivas wrote:

> A very convincing derivation of Tamil arici etc.. has been given by
> Franklin Southworth in "Proto Dravidian Plant Names" (I do not recall
> the exact title of the paper) printed in the Walter A Fairservis Jr.
> Festschrift, edited by Greg Possehl.
> Lakshmi Srinivas

A good discussion on the etymological roots of the word can also be found
in R.Swamintha Aiyer's 'Dravidian Theories' and S. Vaiyapuri Pillai's
'History of Tamil Literature'.


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