Dominik Wujastyk d.wujastyk at UCL.AC.UK
Sun Jul 11 12:30:22 UTC 2004

KukkuTabha is not a common word in Sanskrit (and one would prefer
"-aabha"); just a stab in the dark, but I would have thought kukkuTabhak,
chicken-eater, might be an idea.  But it's completely unsubstantiated.


On Sat, 10 Jul 2004, Stephen Hodge wrote:

> Following my last msg, I think I have solved the "bya-gag" problem -- I have
> now found (by the typical serendipity that seems to occur just *after* one
> has sent a msg asking for help) that there is a type of snake called the
> "kukkuTabha", which seems to have been truncated in the Tib to just
> "kukku.ta".  So my only remaining query here is -- what kind of snake is
> this that resembles a chicken in some aspect ?
> Stephen Hodge

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