[Advaita-l] On sagotra Marriages
abhayambika at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 06:05:05 CDT 2011
On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:44 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Rajaram Venkataramani <
> rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From the word itself. sagotra as you know means same lineage. In
> > brahminical Tamil, we use sagotharan and sagothari to indicate brother
> > sister respectively.
> The amarakosha gives these synonyms:
> सहजः, सगर्भ्यः, समानोदर्यः, सोदर्य: (all in masculine). This means: born
> along with/ from the same womb.
> In the Apte Dictionary for the word सह + उदरः (सहोदरः) the meaning is: A
> uterine brother.
> For the word: सोदर it is ’born from the same womb'. सोदरा is a uterine
> For सोदर्यः the meaning is 'A co-uterine brother', brother of whole blood..
> In Kannada they refer to a maternal uncle (mAma) as सोदरमाव and for a
> paternal aunt (athai) सोदरत्ते.
> I think 'sodarI' / ’sahodari' in the feminine form too is admissible in
> Sanskrit /Telugu to refer to a sister as we find in Shyama Sastri's
> compositions: श्यामकृष्णसोदरि गौरि...
In trishati #176 - harisodarI. Taken as sister of hari and other related
meanings that come from the interpretation of samAna udara.
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