[INDOLOGY] Etymology of Mukunda

Harry Spier hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 19:15:08 UTC 2018

Madhav wrote:

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?

You are correct.
page 4  Substrate Languages in Old Indo-Aryan (Ṛgvedic, Middle and Late
Vedic) by M. Witzel

. . . suffixes such as -āś, -ṭa, -an-da/-a-nda-, -būth- a/-bū-th-a do not
exist in īE and īīr.  ....

Harry Spier

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