(Dorji Wangchuk’s personal blog for pure speculations and reflections)
April 26, 2012
According to the late rGan Padma-rgyal-mtshan, g.yul "battle" is derived from yul (initially a verb meaning "to move") and has a causative meaning "to cause to move around (i.e. to maneuver"). What about yul in the sense of "domain, field, land" or "object"? Perhaps a "domain where one moves"?