|Subject:||Re: The name Atreyu|
|Author:||তন্ময় ভট (guest)|
|Date:||October 16, 2005 at 4:44:17 PM|
|Reply to:||Re: The name Atreyu by Cleveland Kent Evans|
The meaning of atri as the devourer is clear, the other meanings as literal meanings I cannot fathom. Atri is a very famous mythological holy man, who, whose wife, and whose descendants appear in many stories. He is also counted as the religious ancestor by many, so myths about his name are likely to be common. One can argue that such meanings are no less correct, just not etymological. How can a folk etymology which the parents, say, believed in when they named their child be incorrect? It would be interesting, though, to know where these meanings originate.
Just for the record, I checked a couple of dictionaries, and none of them show any alternate meaning for either atri or AtreYa/AtreYI, nor do I know of any direct mythological basis for any of the alternate meanings. I will look more and post it here if I find anything.
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