martin.gansten at pbhome.se
Sat May 4 18:04:11 UTC 2013
Many thanks to all who replied on or off the list to my query on
mudda/muddā. It seems fairly clear that the word as used in an
astrological context is indeed an Arabic borrowing, although the
compound mudda- or muddā-daśā looks a bit tautological
('period-period'). A meaning along the lines of 'modified, adapted'
would have been more satisfying, as a muddā-daśā is in fact a modified
sort of daśā; but usage isn't always as logical as one might like...
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