Rigveda: dravidian word taruks.a, cowherd?

S.Kalyanaraman kalyan99 at NETSCAPE.NET
Fri May 14 05:47:12 UTC 1999

Periannan Chandrasekaran <perichandra at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> There are Tamil words
> toRu, tozu, tozuti, tozumpu  etc., in the senses of
> cattle, worship/adore/pay hoamge to, slave, group etc.
Burrow and Emeneau also indicate a possible link with the suffix in,
cakur-tol = cattleshed (Parji), deriving cakur from sakki_, bull (Gadaba);
in Kannada, tur-va_l.a is a cowherd. cf. twi. = corral, pen; tu. fo.s. =
entrance of pen (Toda) (DEDR 3526 etc.)


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