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Venkatraman Iyer venkatraman_iyer at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 30 12:56:03 UTC 2000

>Many sanskrit words evolved into local languages with different meanings.
>The word "kAm" means "desire" in sanskrit and Telugu, but in Hindi it means

Hindi "kAm" is from skt. karma/pali kamma.

But skt. kAma 'desire' is possibly Dravidian, both
VishNu and his son kAman are painted black and
Tamil literature derives kAmam from the 2500 year old
TolkAppiyam sUtram: "kam niRaintu iyalum".

"kamam/kAmam" in Tamil means "filling/filled with" (desire).

V. Iyer

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