Sanskrit onomastics

George Thompson gthomgt at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 14 20:06:36 UTC 2012

Dear Adriano Aprigliano,

If you are interested in Rigveda onomastics, I can recommend Manfred
Mayrhofer: Die Personennamen in der Rgveda-Samhitaa. Sicheres und
Zweifelhaftes [2003].  He has also written a monograph on Old Iranian
onomastica, which I have here somewhere, but which I cannot find at
the moment.  I also would call your attention to a collection of
articles [mostly in German] on Indo-Iranian onomastica published
fairly recently in the USA [California] by Ruediger Schmitt.

 I apologize for not being able to give detailed bibliography for
these books now.  I am busy with other duties and cannot readily find
these books in my personal library.  But I can assure you that they
would be useful to you when it comes to early Indo-Iranian onomastics.

If you cannot find reference to these books, please let me know, and I
will try to give you more specific information when I can.

Best wishes,

George Thompson

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Adriano Aprigliano <aprigliano at> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Does anyone have a good text on Sanskrit onomastics? I’ve been trying to
> have a clear understanding of such name variations as in the case of
> Bhartr-hari (Hari, Hari-vrsabha), if the parts bhartr and vrsabha are surely
> or questionably no more than honorific appendices.
> Best
> Adriano Aprigliano
> Post-doc researcher
> Universidade de São Paulo
> São Paulo/Brazil

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