Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Astronomy - as-t-rA-namA-ya

Astronomy - as-t-rA- namA-ya - The instrument to coin a name (of a person). It is still relevant in India to names babies after consulting the stars and horoscope. Astronomy is still significant in marking auspicious days and festivals. The same was true for Persians, Babylonians, Syrians, Greeks, Italians, Mayans, Incans, Peruvians, and so on.

as - Strong root for 'be', 'is', 'are'.

as-t - Weak Present Participle which makes it Action Noun.

as-t-R - Makes it root for Agent Noun. The Singular form is as-t-rA.

namAya - To name, for naming, something to be named.

as-t-rA-namA-ya - An instrument to name.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hippocratic - hi-upa-kart-ic, Hippocrates - hi-up-kaar-t-us

Hippocratic - Oath of selfless service taken by graduating doctors.

hi-upa-kaar-t-ic -
In Sanskrit it means that one who only does charitable (and favorable) work.

Hippocrates - hi-up-kaar-t-us (
or ah) - One who wants to do a charitable work. (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) ( 6th century BCE) (300 BC)

In Mehrgarh, Pakistan, archeologists made the discovery that the people of Indus Valley Civilization from the early Harappan periods (c. 3300 BC) had knowledge of medicine and dentistry

Dhanwanti, the Father of Ayurveda, and the guru of Sushurita.

Sushurita was one of the 500 BC Surgeons who was doing Plastic Surgery to construct Noses (called Rhinoplasty).

Ayurveda was also having Surgery ((k)Shalya Shilp ChikitShaa) as well but after Buddha around 500 BC blood letting was considered sinful and this practice vaned.

According to Ayurvedia traditions, Hippocrates had visited India and learnt. Notice the commonality of 3 Doshas or Humors of Ayurveda and the 3 or 4 Humors of Greek Medicine (depending on how you count Black and Yellow Bile as one or two).

Many of modern instruments used in surgery match that used by Sashurita, who was before Hippocratus, and they also match those used by Hippocratus,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kashkari - Kashmiri Brahmin

Kash-Kari - Moment I heard the name, I knew I was looking at some ancient but uncommon Indian surname, and then I went to Wikipedia, and was not surprised to see that the man in the news, related to US Treasury 7 Billion bailout, is of Indian origin!

kAri -> One who does something by profession

kSa -> Protector of the field, cultivator, destruction of the world, demon, 4rth incarnation of Vishnu, lightning.

kSA -> earth

kaSa -> rubbing, touchstone (alchemist), assay

kaSA-> astringent, potion, fragrant, decoction, ointment, perfuming, brown red color, teacher, attachment, emotion, passion, dulness, stupidity, sin, decay, degeneracy

kASa -> cheeks

kASA -> brown red color, of teacher

kash -> strike, whip

So most probably, it points to someone whose inheritance goes to Brahmin Ayurvedic Doctor, or Whip Maker, Goldsmith, Teaching Profession, or Royal class connected with Fields.

Since his ancestors must have borne the extra burden of carrying on with their religion of their ancestors, and not converting to Islam, it is more likely that he is of Brahmin descent, plus one could not be that wrong, considering, he has an impeccable educational credentials.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Martti Ahtisaari - Former Finnish President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

If one reads the Nordiac Languages, one would get a feeling that one is reading Sanskrit-like language. And this is not a surprise considering Indo European Language, Culture and Religion belongs to the same stock of ancestors.

Martti Ahtisaari - Mar + t + ti + A + ha/hi + ti + saari

Mar - Root is "mR(i)" - To Die. Next grade sound makes it "Mar" - which is the Guna grade.

Mar + t => Makes it Active Present or Passive Past Participle (there are some subtle rules to make it different but we can not be sure here there is some corruption going on).

Mar + t + t -> Sometimes the consonants get doubled.

Mar + t + t + i -> Makes in Locative with meaning of "in" or "on". So it means "In or On Death".

a = Prefix used for making a consonant word with negative meaning.

hati -> hurt, inhured, blemished, defeated

hit -> purpose, proper, beneficial, advantageous, friendly, pleasant, protected, running, speeding, set up, planned, prepared, held, assigned, reckoned, constituted, appointed, given, salutary, agreeing, wholesome, convenient, suitable, and useful.

saar - saar -> essence, full of, like "ness".

saar + i - one in tht essence of something.

So it means, "one in death, one who is in full of, either not defeated, hurt, blemished, ..., or not with purpose, beneficial, ....

I will choose to go by the word "hati" as it agrees with spelling and also has some positive context.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ma-chate - Maach-Chediy

Ma·chete - a large heavy knife used for cutting sugarcane and underbrush and as a weapon
\mə-ˈshe-tē, -ˈche-; -ˈshet\
circa 1575

While watching a show on National Geographic, on Taboo, I saw how this was being used by Filipinos in one of their rituals. Then it dawned on me how the word may have been derived.

Maach - Fish (Check out Maachu Picchu)

Chediy or Chediya - That cuts. The root is "Chid", which means "to pierce" or "to cut", and one can add "iya" to make it a Potential Participle - that would do the verb. It makes the verb an Adjective or Noun.

There are two "ch-ch" sounds and one of the rule says you can compress that into one sound. So "Maach-Ched-iya" becomes "Machediya". Now "iya" can also be written as "ey" or "ee", or "e".
"y" is the semi vowel and connected to the vowel "i". "t" and "d" are interchangeable and often confused (those who say "t" and are heard as "d", and vice versa, would know this), and for there is one rule where the hard "t" is replaced by soft "d" and vice versa.

The word showing the origins to Spanish shows that the Spanish picked up the word from Native Americans, and the word was already introduced to them by the Eastern People. It is a well known fact that the people of Eastern Islands, and Perus had a history of cultural contacts.

So the "Mach-Chedey" was used to skin the fish, which is what the eastern people are found off, as their staple diet is "Mach" and "Bhaat" (rice).