Indo-Aryan invasion

Palaniappa Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Sat Mar 7 17:13:17 UTC 1998

In a message dated 98-03-04 15:49:57 EST, vidynath at MATH.OHIO-STATE.EDU writes:

<< The stuatus of puur is controversial. It seems to have cognates outside
 India, in Lithuanian etc. >>

Frank Southworth in his article "Lexical Evidence for Early Contacts between
Indo-Aryan and Dravidian" says the following:

"There is also a possible connection between OIA pura- 'fortress, town' (RV
pur- 'stronghold') and the Dravidian verb pura- 'keep, protect, defend, etc.
(DED 3515)."

Has there been any discussion evaluating this suggestion vs. the IA cognates?


S. Palaniappan

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