Re: Mleccha, vermeil

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 16472
Date: 2002-10-21

--- In cybalist@..., "S.Kalyanaraman" <kalyan97@...> wrote:
> Could the deer-antelope carried by S'iva on some bronzes be
> identified as 'mleccha' as a phonetic determinant of '(red)copper'?

This can be amplified or compounded further:

mr..eka in Telugu (Sanskrit mes.a; Tamil mer..akam) means a goat.
This phoneme could be concordant with mleccha, meluhha. Hence, the
situation of the Meluhhan carrying a goat on an Akkadian cylinder
seal and of Elam king statues in gold and silver both carrying a

Linguistic resolution of the early terms for 'goat, deer' may help
cracking the code of the script of epigraphs on the Sarasvati Sindhu
Valley seals and tablets.