Sunday, 3 November 2013

The etymology of the words connected wth my identity

Very interesting to learn the etymology of the words connected with my identity: 

  - Gorkha (grand daughter, niece, daughter and sister of Gorkha Army),

- Laxmi (name given by a priest in Malaysia, the place where I was born),

- Tamang (Family name/surname), and

- Dharan (the place where I grown up).

Here the etymology (the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history) of the words.

Gorkha=Cow Protector (Go: Cow; Rakka: Protector in Prakrit words) [1]

  Laxmi=Cow Matta, also the Goddess of Wealth (as per the Hinduism philosophical thought)

Tamang=Horse warrior (Ta: Horse; Mang: Warrior in Tibetan language since Tamang are considered migrated around 7th and 8th centuries through Tibet from Burma)

Dharan: A place where timber saw/Place of the Wood Cutting (as per the Khas Nepali language)


1. Guru Gorakhnath accessed from

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