Avestan & Vedic religion [was (no subject)]

manaster at umich.edu manaster at umich.edu
Mon Feb 8 00:41:19 UTC 1999

Well, yes, on this particular subject, as evidenced by
Sanskrit aghnya: = Avestan ag at niia:.

On Fri, 5 Feb 1999 JoatSimeon at aol.com wrote:

> >AMR

> >Isn't it the case that through language we can also tell for example that
> >their common ancestors did not believe in killing cows (which are called
> >literally 'not-to-be-killed ones' in both lgs)? And so forth?

> -- well, no, on that  particular subject.  It's clear from both linguistics
> and archaeology that the earliest IA-speakers were beef-eaters. (I once heard
> a Hindu fundamentalist explain that those verses were put in by demons...8-).

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