pANi as style/school

Venkatraman Iyer venkatraman_iyer at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 21 12:40:24 UTC 1999

    The following quote says pANi is "said to be from %{paN}
  the hand RV". But while talking of IE cognates "Orig.
  %{palni}". This is not clear to me.

     Is pANi from paN or palni? Does Sayana say that
  pANi is from paN-? What is the cognate of pANi in
  Old Iranian? Is hasta in Old Iranian? How is the
  retroflex -N- in pANi explained  while comparing with IE cognates?

  V. Iyer

 >Cologne Sanskrit lexicon
 >  Entry   pANi
 >  Meaning 2 m. (said to be fr. %{paN}) the hand RV. &c. &c. (often
 >          ifc. = holding in the hÒhand e.g. %{asi-p-} , holding a
 >          sword in the  sÒsword in hÒhand ; %{pANiM-grah} or
 >          %{-Nau-kR} , to take the  hÒhand of a bride , marry ;
 >          %{-niMdA} , to give the hÒhand in marriage) ; a hoof. RV.
 >          ii , 31 , 2 ; N. of Sch. on th Das3a-rupaka Cat. [Orig
 >          %{palni} ; cf. Gk. $ ; Lat. {palma} ;  Angl. Sax.
 >          &188673[615 ,2] {folm} ; Germ. {fu10hlen} ; Eng.
 >          {feel}.]

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