r.mahoney at ICONZ.CO.NZ
Sun Sep 11 05:48:03 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 16:09, Ashok Aklujkar wrote:
> Historically, vaiduurya and beryl are cognates. So, one should expect
> vaiduurya to stand for the same gem as beryl does.
> vaiduurya becomes velura in Prakrit, from which, through metathesis, we get
> Veruu.la, the name of the place where in greenish-bluish stone the amazing
> top-to-bottom temple is carved.
For further refs on `veruliya' &c. see Edgerton BHSD, p. 509.
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