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Subject: Re: What does Anoma mean?
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 67.101.88.137)
Date: August 9, 2009 at 8:32:59 PM
Reply to: What does Anoma mean? by ajay rawat
The Sri Lankan case is probably from Buddhist mythology, though there it is a male name and a river name. It is not Sanskrit, but I guess it may be a corruption of anupama, from an- (cognate with greek a-, means not) + upa (cognate with Germanic ob-, meaning beside, under, etc.) + mA (cognate with and meaning measure) + suffix: that which is without comparison. I have not studied the OIA developments enough to know whether this is the case.

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