Ruth Laila Schmidt at EAST.UIO.NO
Tue Sep 22 13:53:47 UTC 1998

Nepali siMgaara, 'decoration, ornamentation (of women)'.
>Harsha V. Dehejia wrote:
> Dear Indologists: I am researching vernacular words for adornment in
>Indian languages. The Sanskrit word shingar means both romantic love and
>adornment. In Gujarati the words are split and the word shangar (an
>apabrahmsa from the original Sanskrit) means adornment especially of a
>woman. I would be grateful if anyone can let me know the equivalent of the
>Gujarati "shangar" in other languages. Prof. Harsha V. DehejiaProfessor of
>ReligionCarleton University, Ottawa, ON. Canada.hdehejia at

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