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Question about etymology.

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Question about etymology.

Postby Individual » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:54 am

Is the Pali "atta" related to the Greek "auto" (both meaning self)? That is, is the latter derived from the former?

Is there a lot of cross-linguistic influence between Pali\Sanskrit and Greek\Latin?
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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:29 am



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