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

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 17715
Date: 2003-01-17

--- In, "tgpedersen <tgpedersen@...>"
<tgpedersen@...> wrote:> > > Just curious -- Has any I.E. (or other
for that matter) > etymology for 'Bharat' been suggested?
> > > > 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.
> > > > Piotr
> > Or is it (again) "those guys across the water"?
> > Torsten

Interesting. Bha_rati is another name for Sarasvati. She is also
mother (ambitame) who nourished a civilization with over 2,000
archaeological sites (out of a total of 2,600 of IVC) to attest.