2 Questions

Rolf Heiner Koch roheko at MSN.COM
Tue Jan 20 16:49:59 EST 1998


Do you probably mean the Skt word for synonym
egaartha (Pkt egaTTha)?
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Von: S Krishna <mahadevasiva at HOTMAIL.COM>
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Datum: Dienstag, 20. Januar 1998 06:24
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>Dear INDOLOGISTS,
>I have two questions for you:
>1. Is there a word/grammatical classification to
describe two separate
>Samskrt words which have the same meaning(paryAya
pada) and  the
>spellings are slight variants of each other? i.e.
pr`thvI and pr`ithivI
>mean "earth" and the spelling is slightly
different, but both are
>separate words.
>Other examples are : mukunda and mucukunda( both
mean "viSNu"),
>vasudhA and vasundharA( both mean "earth") and
probably zabarI and
>zaurI ( the lady who appears in the rAmAyaNa,
though I'm not sure if
>"zaurI" can mean "zabarI"). How have these words
been derived?( spelling
>is nearly the same but the words are treated  as
separate)
>
>2. Can anyone point me towards the
derivation/origins of the word "AI"(
>mother) in marATHI and assamese? The word AFAIK
does not exist in Hindi
>and Bengali( the languages spoken in between
Maharashtra and
>Assam) but is strangely present in these two
geographically
>discontinuous areas. Are there any other examples
of such words?
>
>Regards,
>Krishna
>
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