The significance of "mOci" in the name mOci kIran2Ar, the Classical Tamil poet
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Wed Oct 6 04:23:21 UTC 2010
There are Classical Tamil poets whose names contain the component 'mOci' and there have been questions about the significance of 'mOci' and the social status of poets like mOci kIran2Ar. The following text in inscription ARE 97/1927-28 in Tiruppukalur shows that most probably mOci was a gotra name and mOci kIran2Ar was a brahmin.
... sabhaiyuLLiruntu [paNittAr]
mOci canAttanan tirucciRRampalamuTaiyAn
k[A]ciyapan kEcavan tirukkaNNapuramuTaiyAn
kAppiyan2 kaNapati paRpanApan
[kAciyapan nArAyaNa] paTTan
pArattuvAci cEntan cuppiramaNyan…...kATan
pAlAciriyan kOvalan tirukaNNapurattammAn uLLittAr paNiyAl piramANam ezutinEn ivvUr karaNattAn2 ...
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