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Saturday, January 21, 2017

വിശദമായ വിവരണം - Detailed Explanation

Nowadays, we use വിശദം to mean detailed. It comes from വി + ശദം, meaning cut apart or scattered. Of course, when we detail or elaborate something we cut the main idea apart into pieces and explain it.

What about വിവരണം? As we saw in Holes in Knowledge, this comes from the root വിവൃ = to open up. Thus, വിവരണം is the act of opening up.

Putting it together, വിശദമായ വിവരണം means cutting something apart and exposing it in a detailed manner, a detailed explanation indeed.

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