On Bṛhaspati's name

Abstract : Reviews of the previous interpretation of the name this god, which is known from the Rigveda onwards. His alternative name means clearly 'master of the formulation' (bráhman-, neuter). A new etymology is proposed, based on the combination of pati- 'master' with the genitive singular of an ancient stem allomorph of bráhman-.
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Georges-Jean Pinault. On Bṛhaspati's name . Jan E.M. Houben; Julieta Rotaru; Michael Witzel. Vedic Śākhās. Past, present, future. Proceedings of the Fifth International Vedic Workshop (Bucharest, 20-23 September 2011), Harvard University Press, pp.993-1007, 2016, Harvard Oriental Series. Opera Minora, 1-888-789-10-7. ⟨halshs-01446279⟩

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