On the name Pitchumani

Poopathi S.Manickam poopathi at AA.NET
Wed Dec 20 23:42:00 UTC 2000

Pitchumani: also..a tamil name for the gall bladder..(?)
dark green/bluish in color = black (and so.. mani..?)

The gall bladder is a pear shaped sac beneath the liver
where bile (kari'sal(tamil?)) very bitter/alkaline fluid secreted
by the liver and passed through a duct into the gallbladder..
where it is stored and.. as necessary..released into the
duodenum.  (bile contains cholesterol and related compounds!)

i don't know.. just my gall feeling(s) tells me
Eat Garlic /Cilantro/Turmeric--It's Chic to Reek..  NOT! :-P

Regards.../Poopathi S.Manickam (Seattle)

Swaminathan Madhuresan wrote:
> Compare tamil names like piccamuttu, kuppamuttu, kuppai/kuppu
> (Mahamahopadhyaya Kuppusamisastri), maNNukkaTTi/maNNAGkaTTi (Salem/Dharmapuri),
> and kannada/tamil names like sAyaNa(n).
> Is -sAyi in anantasAyin, rangasAyin, vaTapatrasAyin Tamil?
> Monier-Williams does not give it as Sanskrit in the meaning used here.
> --- Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan <Palaniappa at AOL.COM> wrote:
> > Dear Listmembers,
> >
> > What is the traditional understanding of the Tamil name Pitchumani? Does it
> > originate simply from bhikSa? Does anybody relate it to ziva at all? I
> > believe Srivaishnavites also have that name. Do they have a different
> > understanding of the name? Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Regards
> > S. Palaniappan
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