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Subject: Re: Vasana
Author:  তন্ময় ভট   (guest,
Date: December 21, 2008 at 10:13:08 AM
Reply to: Vasana by Murasaki
Hindu is a religion, not a language. (Hindi is a language, but not all Hindi-peaking people are Hindu and not all Hindus have Hindi as their mother tongue.) Most major north-Indian languages derive from Sanskrit.

In Sanskrit, there is a वासना vAsanA which technically means something like ideas based on prior knowledge (I do not know what it derives from), but, by extension, it meant thoughts, dreams, and wishes in general. In modern languages it means desire or wish. I do not know if it is used as a name.

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