An etymology from Hans Hock

Tej Bhatia tkbhatia at MAILBOX.SYR.EDU
Thu Apr 19 22:11:41 UTC 2001

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From: Hans Henrich Hock <hhhock at>
Subject: Re: An etymology

Just to add to the excitement:  In early Kannada inscriptions, bommai
is a term for brahmin.

Hans Henrich Hock

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