John Smith jds10 at CAM.AC.UK
Thu Feb 3 12:43:51 UTC 2000

On Wed, 2 Feb 2000, Jan Brzezinski wrote:

> Any etymologies, fanciful or otherwise, for nArada,
> the RSi?

I remember that Parbu Bhopo, the Pabuji bard with whom I worked in the 70s
and 80s, explained the name (with reference to Narada's notoriously
quarrelsome nature) as meaning "jo duniyAM ko *radd* kartA hai" -- he who
rejects/opposes the world.

John Smith

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