December 19, 2011

ཐ་དད་པ། ཐ་མི་དད་པ།

tha dad pa / tha mi dad pa:

What does tha and dad pa in tha dad pa and tha mi dad pa mean? “Desirous (dad pa) of border/space (tha),” hence “to be separate or different.” Cf. Jäschke 1881: s.vv. tha & dad pa. Cf. skom dad pa “desirous of drink” (i.e. to be thirsty).

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