Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti is a South Indian name. It has several spelling variants.

Variants[edit]

The following is a non-exhaustive list. Some spellings separate the name elements (see § Etymology and usage), e.g. Krishna Murti.

  • Krishnamoorthi
  • Krishnamoorthy
  • Krishnamoorti
  • Krishnamoorty
  • Krishnamurthi
  • Krishnamurthy
  • Krishnamurty

Etymology and usage[edit]

It derives from Krishna, one of the Hindu deities, and from the Sanskrit term murti. The main dictionary meaning of murti (or murthy) is "form";[1] therefore, the name translates as "in the form (or image) of Krishna". In most cases it is a given name but it may also be a family name, or it may have been westernized into a surname.

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Non-Indian nationality is noted when known.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Monier-Wiiliams, Monier (1964) [originally published 1872]. "Mūrti" (pdf). A Sanskrit-English dictionary: etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate indo-european languages. Revised by Cappeler, Carl; Leumann, Ernst; and others (reprint of 1899 "New revised" ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 824 col. 1. OCLC 458757630. Retrieved 2015-09-10 – via IITS Koeln (University of Cologne).