arlo.griffiths at LET.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Wed Nov 2 07:35:44 UTC 2005
On the latter word (taabuuva-), and the influence it has had on
several scholars' imagination, see the following article:
Abhijit Ghosh, Problems in Determining Austric Lexical Elements in
Sanskrit: a Case from the Atharva-Veda. In: A. Griffiths & J.E.M.
Houben (eds.), The Vedas: Texts, Language & Ritual, Groningen:
Forsten [GOS XX], 2004, 217--236.
On Nov 2, 2005, at 2:45 AM, George Thompson wrote:
> Many thanks to Madhav and David. This is the article that I need
> to cite. Madhav, would you please forward the page numbers from
> that publication when you have the time? What is of interest in
> this article is that it claims that the Babylonian god Tiamat is
> referred to at AVZ 5.13.4 with the word *taimAta'*, apparently a
> water-snake of some sort. The article also claims that the
> Babylonian goddess Apsu is referred to in a number of Vedic apsu-
> As it turns out, an intrepid comparatist has recently used these,
> um, fanciful etymologies to support his claim that there was a
> significant diffusion channel connecting Babylonian mythology not
> only to the Indus Valley Culture, but also to Vedic. My article
> attempts to debunk this silliness.
> Also, another curiosity in this AVZ hymn: the presence of the
> obscure term *tAbu'va* at AVZ 5.13.10, which seems to refer to
> another snake, or a snake-demon, or snake-poison. Nevertheless, it
> used to be suggested that it is a certain Polynesian word, which
> has surfaced in English as "taboo."
> Human imagination is a marvelous thing!
> Thanks again to David and Madhav,
> Madhav Deshpande wrote:
>> I don't have access to the original publication of this piece by
>> Tilak, but this article titled "Chaldean and the Indian
>> Vedas" (originally published in the Bhandarkar Commemorative
>> Volume) was reprinted in his posthumous book Vedic Chronology and
>> Vedanga Jyotisha, 1925, Pune: Messrs Tilak Brothers, Gaikwar
>> Wada. If you need, I can give page numbers from this publication.
>> Madhav M. Deshpande
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Indology on behalf of George Thompson
>> Sent: Tue 11/1/2005 11:51 AM
>> To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
>> Subject: Tilak reference?
>> Dear List,
>> I am in the process of reading the proofs of an article that I
>> have written. The editors would like a full reference to the
>> In Keith's *Religion & Philosophy of the Veda & Upanisads* vol. p.
>> 81 n. 2, there is reference to an article by Tilak in *The
>> Bhandarkar Commemorative Volume*, pp. 32 ff. Would anyone on the
>> list know full title of the volume, with date, the name of the
>> article and the pages numbers occupied by it?
>> Thanks in advance for help.
>> George Thompson
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