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Subject: Re: meaning of the name abilash
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 68.166.243.72)
Date: June 28, 2006 at 5:15:45 PM
Reply to: meaning of the name abilash by gakster_4u
My guess would be it is a mispronouniciation of abhilAS, the voiced aspirated series of consonants being difficult for Europeans/Americans to pronounce. The prefix abhi- is old with Indoeuropean cognates, and has a meaning of towards, whereas laS means to desire. abhi in this context intensifies the meaning, and abhilASa is therefore a desire. The ending unstressed schwa -a is dropped in many Indian languages today.

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