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Śṛṅga [sīrig, sīnga, sī̃g, sī̃gā]locked

  • Alastair Dick


Indigenous term for horns in Sanskrit and the derivative north Indian languages. The equivalent south Indian name, also meaning ‘horn’ (both musical and otherwise), is kombu (kompu). The Sanskrit word śṛṅga (whose root is a precise Indo- European cognate of Lat. cornu, Eng. ‘horn’, etc.) is found from the ...

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