Good to hear from you, and in good health, too.
The Greek is not readable, Stephen. Not sure how to make it readable.
Anyway, I have found the etymology of satrap from OED, and it is attached.
If this attachment does not come through, anyone who wants it pls mail me
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:32 AM, Stephen Hodge <s.hodge@...
> Piya Tan wrote:
> Apparently k.shatriya is related to satrap, satrapy, etc, a term used
> Indo-Greek kingdoms of NW India.
> Satrap is the Greek form of the Persian term
> +ACI-x+AWE-a+A7g-ra-p+AQE-van+ACI-, meaning
> something like +ACI-protector of the realm / province+ACI-, hence a kind of
> ruler or governor The first part of the Persian term is cognate with Skt
> Best wishes,
> Stephen Hodge
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