Koel (and Hobson-Jobson)

Tue May 5 14:54:25 UTC 1998

You're right!

There is a very useful glossary,
Hobson-Jobson (Henry Yule & A.C. Burnell)
which does not seem to rest on everybody's shelf
(as it should :-)

On page 490 (Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1994 edition)
it gives a 1526 quotation that reads as:

c.1526. -- ``Another is the *Koel*, which in
length may be equal to the crow, but is
much thinner. It has a kind of song, and
is the nightingale of Hindustan. It is
respected by the natives of Hindustan as
much as the nightingale is by us. It
inhabits gardens where the trees are close
planted.'' -- _Baber_, p.323

Best regards

-- Jean-Luc CHEVILLARD (Paris)

>There can be a much more simple way for the occurance of word "Koel".
>The word in Baber's original.

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