Re: [tied] Rigvedic horses

From: markodegard@...
Message: 9756
Date: 2001-09-24


>I do not find any rational basis to assume that
>r.s.i-s of the R.gveda were aware of the
>differentiation between species and genus.

The taxonomical distinction of genus and species is quite modern.
However, related species were distinguished, sometimes with a common
'genus' name, e.g., English tiger and lion, of the genus cat.

Dogs and wolves have always been distinguished, tho' a common 'genus'
word is not necessarily found. Does the RV distinguish between dog and