Om <--> Amen

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Tue Nov 17 20:02:29 UTC 1998

On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Walker Trimble wrote:

> Also in early Upanisads "Om" means just "yes," equivalent to "tathaa."  Is
> it possible that it could have first just been an affirmative particle that
> later gained its cosmic signifcance and was not fabricated from the vowel
> tables of the Sanskrit alphabet?

Interestingly, in archaic or formal Tamil,
"Aam" means "yes".

Wonder if there's a connection.


Narayan Sriranga Raja.

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