Etymology of the words 'vedi' in ritual context

Jan Brzezinski jankbrz at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jun 28 12:22:10 UTC 2000

And while on the subject, it is said that the Vedi was
narrow in the middle, resulting in the use of
vedi-madhyamA to denote a thin-waisted woman. Can
anyone explain what an altar that is narrow in the
middle looks like?

I have seen numerous fire sacrifices, but never yet
anything that reminded me of a thin-waisted woman.


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