Re: [tied] Out of Bharat Theory (OBT)

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 17707
Date: 2003-01-17

--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:> One possible source of <bharata->
that suggests itself immediately is *bHer-eto-s from the root *bHer-
(Skt. {bHR-}) 'bear' (also 'hold, support, maintain, cherish'), cf.
the related abstract neuter <bHaras-> (*bHer-es-) 'bearing,
cherishing'. <bharata-> occurs in the Rigveda as one of Agni's
epithets, but most importantly as a tribal (and royal) name.

This is from the Skt. root bhr. 'to bear'.

There could be another influence, relatable also to Agni or Su_rya:

The root bha_ (cf. Dha_tupa_t.ha xxiv,43) meaning:
to shine, be bright or luminous (R.gveda)