[INDOLOGY] Maurya etymology

Artur Karp karp at uw.edu.pl
Mon Nov 24 14:16:03 UTC 2014

In a message sent to me Dipak Bhattacharya points out that the

"Buddhist sources give the name as Moriya -- the 'peacock men'. Maurya from
Murā is perhaps an instance of Sanskritization."

But - is this the only etymology?

Where Murā comes from - and what would it mean?


Artur K.

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