Re: [tied] Digest Number 591

From: liberty@...
Message: 9416
Date: 2001-09-12

--- In cybalist@..., ravi9@... wrote:
> - Another common suffix on which I would not mind some information
> is - Kanth as in Taskent or Taskanth. Kanth is the edge of the pond
> or lake found commonly , at least in North India.
It's from the Iranian *kanth- "village, town, city" found in such
words as Yarkand, Samarkand, Tashkent, New Pers. kand "village",
Pashto kandai "part of a town" and Ossetic k├Žnt "building". Kanth-
is from the root kan- "to cover" (of roofed buildings and thence to
an aggregate to form a town).