||Re: Question about the name Tanvi?
||তন্ময় ভট্টাচার্য্য (guest, 126.96.36.199)
||September 22, 2011 at 12:50:51 PM
||Re: Question about the name Tanvi? by Cleveland Kent Evans
Yes, indeed. The word is a feminine form of tanu which can mean both thin, tenuous, etc. or body, self, life, etc. The root is cognate with English thin and ultimately derives from an Indo-european root which means to spread (the adjective itself has a good Indoeuropean reconstruction). The feminine form usually means thin and beautiful in Sanskrit.
Its use as a woman's name is seen in classical Sanskrit literature already.
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