peNNai, piNai, piNi, piTi ( RE:River Krishna)]
smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Thu Mar 25 15:39:29 UTC 1999
> pen.n.ai could be an abbreviate form of pen. pan-ai = female palmyra pal; the
> component phonemes are perhaps unrelated to the river semant.
Checked with few Tamilists. They told that pen.n.ai is not
from pen. + pan-ai. Tamil dictionaries give pen.n.ai as
palmyrah, it could be either male or female. Any thoughts from
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