[INDOLOGY] Sāṭi = 'business, commerce'

rajam rajam at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 7 04:18:48 UTC 2022

In Ancient/Old Tamil, cāttu (sātthu, சாத்து) means local trade.


> On Apr 6, 2022, at 12:43 PM, Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Samarasiṃha's 13th-century Pṛcchoddeśa (in Sanskrit) repeatedly makes use of the word sāṭi, which from the context clearly means 'business dealings, commerce'. This looks like a vernacular borrowing, but I haven't been able to identify the source language. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
> Best wishes,
> Martin Gansten
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