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Subject: Re: Shibin (male)
Author: তন্ময় ভট্টাচার্য্য   (guest, 63.231.121.89)
Date: September 14, 2011 at 7:49:29 PM
Reply to: Re: Shibin (male) by Ajay R
I was actually wondering whether it is related to the Sanskrit word shibi/shivi of uncertain etymology, but used as a name from the Rgvedic period to the classical Sanskrit period. In particular, it was the name of a king who decided to give his body as equivalent flesh to protect a dove who asked shelter from a hawk who demanded the king had no right to take away his food.

The problem is that the Keralite Chrstians choose their names from a wide variety of sources, and the name might not even be of Sanskrit origin.

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