Jhakataka and bhakataka?

Dipak Bhattacharya dbhattacharya200498 at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 12 12:13:15 UTC 2011

Dear Friends,
By appearance jhakataka is of onomatopoeic origin, like cakacaka and cikacika, both attested and capable of giving rise to derivatives
like cākacakya and alikes. Also look into the NIA adverbs jhakjhak and taktak ‘shining’  ‘exquisite’. 
But please examine the available cases because I myself have not and am not
in a position to do. I have no desire of unintentionally misleading.
Best wishes

From: Martin Gansten <martin.gansten at PBHOME.SE>
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Sent: Thursday, 12 May 2011 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Jhakataka and bhakataka?

Excellent -- thank you very much! Bha- may, of course, easily be a 
misreading for jha- in some scripts.


Peter Wyzlic skrev 2011-05-12 11:50:
> Richard Schmidt: Nachträge zum Sanskrit-Wörterbuch (1928), p. 194 lists
> jhakaṭaka, "Streit" (quarrel); Jhakaṭakasāra, proper name; jhagaṭaka. He
> does not have an entry bhakaṭaka.
> Google Books gives some results, too. E.g., Abhijit Ghosh: Non-Aryan
> linguistic elements in the Atharvaveda: a study of some words of Austric
> origin. Calcutta: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar, 2000, p. 158 (for jhakaṭaka).
> Hope it helps
> Peter Wyzlic

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