On Bṛhaspati's name

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2016

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Indo-Iranian languages Rigveda Vedic religion Vedic etymology nominal compounding


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Georges-Jean Pinault, « On Bṛhaspati's name », HAL-SHS : littérature, ID : 10670/1.uojwib


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Reviews of the previous interpretation of the name this god, which is known from the Rigveda onwards. His alternative name means clearly 'master of the formulation' (bráhman-, neuter). A new etymology is proposed, based on the combination of pati- 'master' with the genitive singular of an ancient stem allomorph of bráhman-.

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