A Dissertation on the Proper Names of the Panjabis

A Dissertation on the Proper Names of the Panjabis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Laila night Zabba long-haired Maimuna. fortunate Zainab fragrance Mnisuna sleeping beauty Zohra blooming Mariam sweet spoken ' ' Zubaida plump CHAPTER V. HAVING thus seen that the Indian Muhammadan and Hindi systems of nomenclature do not differ from each other, except in so far as the former is affected by religious influences, let us now proceed to enquire whence this joint Indian Aryan system springs. There can be no doubt that it has been in force from all time, and is indeed the form that human nomenclature would naturally assume. Even if the Indian Mulgammadans had adhered to Arabic names, and taken what were in existence, nearly all those of pre-Islamite origin would have proved to be directly derived from words in every-day 'use, in precisely the same way as those of their Hindi': ancestors.' Going back, then, to the earliest times, and taking the names of the Vedic and Puranic deities and heroes, I find among many others the following names: Male. Agni Fire Kaeyapa-Black-toothed Angiras Messenger Kubera Misshapen Aruna Red Mann Thought Aryaman Bosom friend Mitra Friend Atri Devourer Nila Dark Bhaga. Food-giver Nishida (P) Sit _down1' Brahma Devotion Parjanya Rain-cloud Daksha Intelligent Pavamena Purified Dhata Balance Prahlzida Pleasure Dyaus Light ' Pljithu Great Giidhi Miser ' Pushan Nourisher Garuda Swallower Ravana _ Roarer Harischandra Golden splendour Richika Splendour Indra Power Rudra Roarer-Karna-Ear Siva Auspicious Kfirttikeya Nursed by the Soma Milk of a plant': ' Pleiades Sugriva Handsome-necked ' See Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol. XL, pp. 177-178. 1' Said to be from a legend, but (P) perhaps the legend was invented to account for an underivable name. I The oaclepias acida. S0..show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757475
  • 9781236757470