Dating the Veda: Using the Horse and Planets

Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Sun Jan 16 22:38:36 UTC 2000

A horse is a horse is a horse, even in the RV.
The ass, I am afraid, is to be sought for elsewhere.

Some details in  the sarasvati list.

>How does one conclude that all references to as'va in the R.gveda connote a
>horse? S.B.Roy notes that the word as'va in the very early R.gvedic times
>meant an ass.

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