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date: 13 November 2019


  • Alastair Dick


Sanskrit term found in the earlier Vedic literature of India. Its general meanings are ‘eddy’, ‘whirlpool’ or ‘churn’, ‘waterpot’, but in a single early instance (Ṛgveda, vol.8, 69.9) it features together with parts of the archer’s bow (including a lizard skin (godha, i.e. the arm-brace) and the bowstring) ‘singing’ in praise of Indra, god of warriors. If ...

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