Fwd: Re by david_russell_watson: Laanchhans and Their Meanings: 1. Bull
- --- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "david_russell_watson"
--- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "Mahavir" <msanglikar@>
>That's not the case. There's no sense of 'farmer'
> The meaning of the word `Kshatriya' is not only the warrior, but
> also a cultivator or a farmer.
or 'cultivator' connected to 'kSatriya-'.
From the online dictionary at http://webapps.uni-
>< kSatriya mfn. governing , endowed with sovereignty;Actually it's the other way around. 'Khattiya-' is
>< m. a member of the military or reigning order (which
>< in later times constituted the second caste).
> This word is formed from the original Prakrit word `Khattiya'.
from an older 'kSatriya-', found in Sanskrit and
Vedic, and based on the word 'kSatram' "dominion".
The regular outcome of Old Indo-Aryan 'kS' in the
Prakrits is 'kh', and the regular outcome of 'tr'
> In Hindi language we can see the word `Kheti' for the farm andIn fact, those go back to a separate Prakrit form
> `Khetihar' for the farmer. Both the words are derived from the
> original Prakrit words `Khatti' and `Khattiya'.
likewise containing an 'e' not an 'a', referring
exclusively to land, and coming from the same Old
Indo-Aryan source as the Sanskrit words 'kSetra-'
"land, soil", 'kSetrakarman' "soil cultivation",
'kSetrAjIva' "living by agriculture, cultivator",
and 'kSetrabhUmi' "cultivated land", to name a few.
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