Georg von Simson g.v.simson at EAST.UIO.NO
Fri Mar 12 14:47:06 UTC 1999

Cf. the German word "Strauss", which has the same two meanings as
(apparently) skt. kalApa: 1) bunch (of flowers), 2) fight, combat. The
second meaning has evolved as a poetic metaphora, fighting men entangled in
battle being compared with a bunch (of flowers, twigs etc.).

Georg v. Simson

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