Graha epithets

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Dec 5 11:37:38 EST 1997


BRhaspati's wife is tArA not tArakA. The word can mean 'a planet which
seizes other planets.'

regards,

sarma.


Adding -kaa to Tara- would be a pretty standard meaning of making a
diminutive with exactly the same meaning and reference as the original.  Cf.
Kali and Kalikaa.

Allen Thrasher



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