Dear Colleagues, 


one more question: to your knowledge - does Mahabharata know of any other person whose name would end in -aṅka?

Artur Karp

2016-07-07 19:40 GMT+02:00 Artur Karp <>:

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2016-07-07 19:33 GMT+02:00 Artur Karp <>:
> wild speculation

Yes, quite wild, if I may say so. 

Takṣaka as 'builder' (Polish 'budowniczy', Czech 'stavitel'), 'construction foreman' sounds reasonable, quite convincing. 

Now, Uttanka? One who 'ruins', 'lays waste' (Turner 5628, tañc ‘contract, coagulate’)?

See this Mbh episode (Kumbakonam 1906 Ed.), where Uttanka, while trying to enter Taksaka's underground home, violently destroys its entrance. 

Artur Karp