Tamil Studies

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Wed Nov 10 04:26:42 UTC 1999

Hello Stephen,

In a message dated 99-11-07 21:21:02 EST, you write:

> I am not so much interested in
>  Tamil/Sanskrit cognates or loans so much as how X in Sanskrit would
>  have been translated into Tamil.

I mentioned the loan phonology not from the point of etymologizing. In the
absence of any easily available Sanskrit-Tamil Dictionary,  I was pointing
out a work-around to help you use the Tamil lexicon as a Sanskrit-Tamil
dictionary, albeit in a limited way. For instance, if you wanted a Tamil
equivalent of stotra, you can look at the Tamil entry tOttiram, and you will
find the entry marked as < stotra and the Tamil synonym pukazcci. If the
Sanskrit words you are interested deal with religion, chances are you will
find the Tamil equivalents of many of them this way.

S. Palaniappan

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