Re: [tied] Digest Number 591

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9421
Date: 2001-09-12

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From: ravi9@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Digest Number 591

> Please clarify. What cannot be right ?? Registan is a common hindi term for a desert? What am I missing ?

Mark suggested a connection with Raja-sthan. THAT can't be right, The "desert" word can't be "King-land".

As for the etymology of <registan>, I'm still in the dark. I have a couple of ideas but no means to verify them right now. My best guess so far is that it derives from something like *raiku-sta:na- ("empty/deserted country"), cf. Skt. reku


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