From: Glen Gordon
>Using the same analogy as Sarasvati,Dennis K:
>we would get Par-vati meaning "Fire Water". Speak to me.
>No you wouldn't. To begin with -vat� has nothing to do with water.Aah, the *-want ending. Hmmm... Then could Parvati derive from a corrupt or
>Sarasvat� is a transparent compound of saras (pool) and the common
>feminine adjectival suffix -vat�, yielding "female/feminine someone
>or something that has pools", or "pool-possessor, fem. gender", in
>this case the river Sarasvat� and the goddess.