[INDOLOGY] Tukaram and the name Tuka

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at aol.com
Mon Apr 6 15:42:36 UTC 2015


I agree. 

This is the beauty of the Indology list. Because of a query related to a Marathi name and input from our Maharashtrian colleagues, we have identified a correction in DEDR! Wonderful!


> On Apr 6, 2015, at 10:08 AM, Suresh Kolichala <suresh.kolichala at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your replies Nagaraj and Palaniappan!
> Since Venus (śukra) can be seen just before sunrise or just after sunset as a bright morning or evening star, it is possible that a specific term for Venus has merged with the generic term for star. At twilight, it seems Venus is up to 15 times brighter than the brightest star, Sirius. 
> Based on the semantics of śukla/śukra 'bright', 'white', 'bright star', and the Tamil semantics as pointed out by Palaniappan, I now believe that DEDR was wrong to include the meanings of star in the same entry [DEDR 2646 <http://kolichala.com/DEDR/searchindexid.php?q=2646&esb=1> ], along with the meanings of spot, speck, dot, water-drop.
> Does Sanskrit śukla/śukra 'bright' have any Indo-European (or Indo-Iranian) cognates?
> Thanks,
> Suresh.
> Atlanta, GA.

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