[INDOLOGY] Two etymologies

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 04:28:28 UTC 2016

Uttaṅka and Takṣaka.

The etymological meaning is not always found in names. ta;nc ‘gerinnen
lassen’ ‘let run’ is rare but Mayrhofer (EWA)cites post-RV instances like ā-
*tanakti* (TS);  *takṣaka* Mayrhofer - ‘Zimmerman’;=  ‘carpenter’. This
meaning is indicated in RV.1.32.2 *tatakṣa*. Here the etymological meaning



On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 12:29 AM, Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl> wrote:

> Dear List,
> Two epic heroes: Uttaṅka and Takṣaka.
> Do their names have established etymologies?
> In advance,
> Artur Karp (ret.)
> University of Warsaw
> Poland
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