Re: Sarasvati

From: liberty@...
Message: 9184
Date: 2001-09-07

By synonymous do you mean cognate? If so then no. Haurvatat is from
*sarva-tat- "wholeness, health". Sarasvati is from *saras-vat- the
meaning of which has been discussed to death.

--- In cybalist@..., cas111jd@... wrote:
> Not to argue in favor of the Helmund as the original Sarasvati, but
> hasn't anyone ever suggested that the Zoroastrian water-goddess
> Haurvatat is synonymous with Sarasvati? If so, this would, to me,
> strengthen the arguement for the Hauraxvaiti/Helmund as being the
> original Sarasvati river.