Palm leaf manuscripts

Palaniappa Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Wed Mar 18 19:11:46 UTC 1998

Many thanks to Dr. Jayabarathy.
In a message dated 98-03-15 06:16:45 EST, barathi at writes:

<<                 Rarely was the word used to mean the stylus.
         "ANi" or "elzuththANi" was the most commonly used word.
I guess it is this rare usage Tamil Lexicon must be referring to when it gives
the meaning "arrow, style" for "nArAyam". I heard that in Malayalam "nArAyam"
means writing stylus. Is it right? Thanks in advance.

S. Palaniappan

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