The elephant naLagiri/nalagiri

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Fri Apr 9 13:52:03 UTC 1999

--- Roland Steiner <Steiner at MAILER.UNI-MARBURG.DE> wrote:
> Linguistically, Middle Indo-Aryan nala (or, still more precise)
> cannot be derived from Skt. nada ("boaring"), but only from Skt.
> na.da (or nala) "reed".

 If 'nadagiri' is the name, in Tamil PeruGkatai, 'natakiri' would come.
 Instead, only naLakiri (naLagiri) is in Tamil version of bRhatkathA
 and it is compared to black mountain.

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