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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Trees and Umbrellas

In the previous post I had asked about the compound word: പാദപദാതപത്രം. It can be decomposed as follows:

പാദപം = tree (പാദ + പം = that which drinks with feet)
ദം = given by
ആതപം = ആ + തപം = hot sunlight
ത്രം = that which obstructs
ആതപത്രം = umbrella

Thus the words means an umbrella given by a tree!
(I didn't have any story in mind when I posed this question - just the alternating പ and ത sounds in the word.)