[INDOLOGY] Etymology of Mukunda

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Sun Jun 3 13:36:42 UTC 2018

I was under the impression that words like Mukunda, Aravinda, Maranda,
Mucakunda were historically of non-Indo-European origin.  Did Michael
Witzel write something about such words?  Trying to remember.  Best,

Madhav Deshpande
Professor Emeritus
Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 6:10 AM, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> Can someone give the etymology of mukunda?
> Is the information in Monier-Williams under "muku" a folk-etymology?
> muku = mukti (a word formed to explain mukun-da as "giver of liberation")
> Thanks,
> Harry Spier
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