Etymology of honorific particle jI

Jan E.M. Houben j_e_m_houben at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jun 23 16:15:41 UTC 2005

and Ojha (I assume, like Jha, from Upaadhyaaya);
and, in Marathi, the pair Naage;sa - Naagoji
(short i; the -o- points to Naaga-upaadhyaaya?);
and Bha.t.toji (short i; from
Jan Houben

--- "Timothy C. Cahill" <tccahill at LOYNO.EDU>

> > but -jii is not equivalent to upadhyaaya,
> -arjee is.
> > Thus, we find the pairs in Bengali
> > Chattopadhyay/Chatterji
> > Mukhopadhyay/Mukherjee
> > etc.
> but then there's "Jhaa" ...   Gee, this is
> getting complicated!
> -Tim Cahill

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