Is "Sanskrit" Dravidian ?
abbas at IOPB.RES.IN
Thu Jun 10 09:56:21 UTC 1999
Is the word "Sanskrit" itself of Dravidian etymology ?
The word "samskrutam" has the suffix -am, indicating a Dravidian origin of
the word. Is it possible to trace a Dravidian origin for the prefix
samskr- ? Perhaps, Shimoga (Kann. place), Shanmugam (Tam. name), Shan
(Burmic) are the sources.
Since 30-50 % of the words of Sanskrit are of Dravidian etymology anyway,
it would not be surprising if the word `Sanskrit' itself was of Dravidian
Has any work been done on this kind of etymology ?
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