tohna river

Klaus Karttunen Klaus.Karttunen at HELSINKI.FI
Fri Aug 27 06:41:34 UTC 1999

>Does Ptolomey refer to Yamuna (modern Jumna) river
>as something like tOhna? If so, what is the corresponding
>name for tohna in Sanskrit material?
>V. Iyer
Ptolemy 7,1,29 Diamounas is Yamuna
Nothing like Tohna (where h is impossible in ancient Greek).
The only names in Ptolemy's 7th book (India, SEAsia, SriLanka) distantly
similar are 7,1,52 Touana (a town) and 7,2,2 Tokosana (river in Bengal).



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