Persian and Arabic borrowings in Sanskrit

Klaus Karttunen klaus.karttunen at HELSINKI.FI
Wed Apr 6 11:36:16 UTC 2011

Warder (Kavya 7, 515) in his summary of Jayasimha's Hammīramadamardana mentions Bagadādi and its ruler khalīpa. Long ago I read somewhere that there is an Allah-Upanisad.

Klaus Karttunen
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On Apr 6, 2011, at 2:28 PM, Martin Gansten wrote:

> I am looking for lists of Persian and/or Arabic words borrowed into Sanskrit during the Islamic period. I am particularly interested in the sound changes implied by the Sanskritized forms. All suggestions gratefully accepted.
> Martin Gansten

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