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Subject: Re: (East) Indian names
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 69.3.72.47)
Date: October 31, 2005 at 7:40:22 PM
Reply to: (East) Indian names by Caprice
Rupali: The Indoeuropean origin is a bit unclear ... it may be ultimately related to words like English weir ... but rUpa means concrete form, usually a beautiful form, and related words meant silver in modern north Indian languages. rUpAlI is therefore of silver colour.

Urmila: From R to rise (with good IE cognates), Urmi means a wave and UrmI/UrmilA means the ocean. It is the name of a number of mythological characters, famously the sister of sitA, the heroine of the epic rAmAYaNa, and of sitA's sister-in-law.

I cannot figure out what taka is the romanized spelling of.

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