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Reply To: What’s in a Name?


Thanks, Mars, for the term “thri-bhuvana-jayi” and the rich meanings you shared with us. I had not come across this before. Your post, and Nandakishore’s, underscores the value of tracing words back to their origins to uncover embedded meanings, which often have their source in the mythic imagination.

I keep close at hand two different etymological dictionaries for exploring the origins of words we use in English. Even though we may not be conscious of all the multi-layered meanings as we speak, those veiled origins and associations still exert an influence in shaping our thoughts and how we engage the world around us..