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Subject: Re: My name is Harini
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest,
Date: October 6, 2005 at 8:34:38 PM
Reply to: Re: My name is Harini by drsheetal
The original root is probably a lost hR, but there are a lot of ancient words related to the phoneme hari meaning yellowish or yellowish-green in Sanskrit, and with good cognates in Indo-european (in fact yellow is a cognate). hariNI meant a deer and that included a lot (including antelopes and beautiful young human females :-), but I doubt that ever included a female kangaroo! (or a goat or hare for that matter) unless that is a recent development in some modern Indian language.

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