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Subject: Re: Piyali
Author: তন্ময় ভট্টাচার্য্য   (guest)
Date: January 24, 2012 at 7:14:22 PM
Reply to: Piyali by ajay rawat
Don't know for sure, but there is a common tree Buchanania Latifolia Roxburgh which is called piYAla in Bengali and Sanskrit, probably originally from priYAla derived from the root prI, to please, which is cognate with the root of English friend. It is commonly mentioned in literature and is also used as a boy's name in some parts of bengal. I suspect piYAlI derives from this.

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