Etymology: sambar, the dish?

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Sun Jan 16 20:30:14 EST 2000

In a message dated 1/15/00 11:24:25 AM Central Standard Time,
geeta at LIFE.BIO.SUNYSB.EDU writes:

> This sounds reasonable, and could explain why it is usually written
>  "saambhaar".

How is the long "-aa-" after "s-"explained? Thanks.

S. Palaniappan

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