Re: nakha 'nail' in sanskrit

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 9610
Date: 2001-09-20

That's true. A careful reconstruction od the relevant Proto-Dravidian
forms would be helpful, but that's beyond my competence. BTW, a minor
self-correction (not affecting the discussion of Indic): the PIE root
is *h3nogWH- rather than *h3nogH- (initial *h1 also possible, IMO).


--- In cybalist@..., naga_ganesan@... wrote:
> Thanks for the answer. Tamil borrowal from nakha is
> true only if nakam (tamil) isn't related to nukam/ukam 'yoke',
> and ukir 'nail' etc.