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(According to legend, the very first couplet in
മഞ്ജരി inspired by which കൃഷ്ണഗാഥ was written.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

By Land or By Sea - II

In part I, I hit upon a theory about the root വള്‍് by analyzing the words വണ്ടി and വള്ളം. Subsequently, I came across an online version of ഗുണ്ട്ര്‍്ട്ടു നിഘണ്ടു which says the root of വണ്ടി is indeed വള്‍്. In fact, it is the same വള്‍് which we see in വളയുക to turn.


Manoj Prabhakaran said...

Probably because vaNTi has wheels (vaLayam: circular thingie)? If you think of a kaaLa vaNTi, the first thing that comes to mind are the large wheels.

Is there any other thani malayaaLam word for vaNTi?

Vinod said...

I agree. That seems to be a very logical explanation.

I don't know if there is any other pure mallu word for vaNTi.