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date: 14 October 2019

Āghāṭá [Āghāṭí]locked

  • Alastair Dick

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[Āghāṭí]

A Sanskrit term found in the older, Vedic literature of India (c1500–500 bce). It has often been translated ‘cymbals’, probably by association with the distinct word āghāta (‘percussion’; from han: ‘strike’); the root of āghāṭá might connect better with ghaṭṭ, suggesting rubbing, friction. The Ṛgveda...

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