Re: [tied] mleccha-

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 8297
Date: 2001-08-03

>My personal suspicion (which I haven't researched properly, to be
>sure) is that <mleccha-> 'barbarian' may be native -- a deverbal noun.
>There is also a related verb, <mlecchati> 'speak
>incomprehensibly', [...] Needless to say, <meluhha> would be unrelated.

I hate to be devil's advocate in this case since I'm also highly
skeptical of the whole Meluhha/mleccha- ordeal, but what you are
saying doesn't explain the other meaning "copper". It appears
that second meaning is listed in the very handy "Apte Sanskrit
Dictionary Search":

gLeNny gEe
...wEbDeVEr gOne bEsErK!

email: glengordon01@...

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