Ruth Laila Schmidt at EAST.UIO.NO
Wed Mar 15 11:34:00 UTC 2000

Dear members of the list,

Does someone have an etymology for Hindi-urdu mushTanDa ( ~ musTanDa),
'sturdy, robust'? McGregor gives musTanDa with no etymology; Platts gives
mushTanDa tracing it back to Skt. muZTi, 'fist'. Turner, the usual arbiter
of such matters, is silent.

With best wishes,

Ruth Schmidt

Ruth Laila Schmidt
Dept of East European and Oriental Studies
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1030 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo, Norway
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