March 26, 2012

རྒལ། རྒྱལ། བརྒྱལ།

rgal, rgyal, brgyal:

Walter Simon has suggested (Simon 1980: 132) that rgal “to step or pass over, to ford, cross,” rgyal “to be victorious” and brgyal “to faint” are related by pointing out analogies in other unrelated languages, in this case, Latin and German. To the list of rgal ba, rgyal ba, and brgyal ba, we should  perhaps also add rgol ba in the sense of “to oppose/challenge/confront.”

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