Sarasvati (texts & arch.II)

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at FLEVOLAND.XS4ALL.NL
Sat May 23 23:28:16 UTC 1998

Replies to msg 23 May 98: indology at (Paul K. Manansala)

 kJN>   Michael Witzel <witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU>
 kJN> wrote:

> (I wrote:) [...]
> Logically correct, but *first* someone has to do the philological study
> and show what samudra REALLY means (s. K. Klaus, Kosmographie 1986). I
> have alluded to the century old discussion.

 kJN> Isn't it quite clear from linguistic tradition that samudra
 kJN> means ocean. Clearly it does not mean a regular lake or
 kJN> desert.

Which tradition?

In southern Karnataka there is a body of fresh water which still today is called ";Sivasamudra". Is this a different 'tradition'?

Robert Zydenbos
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