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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Holes in knowledge

The contemporary meaning of വിവരം is knowledge, news, education, etc.

Did you know that the original (Sanskrit) meaning is hole?

വിവരം comes from the Sanskrit root വിവൃ which originally means to open up, to uncover etc. It is the same root where വിവൃതം = open comes from.

Thus, വിവരം means opening or hole and also opening up or expansion. This later became morphed into exposition and elaboration.

Nowadays it just means knowledge!