Talk:Saraswati

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Saraswati[edit]

Isn't it Saraswati, not Sarasvati?

--I am 12 I love Wikipedia 22:07, 3 Jun 2004 (UTC)

No. Indians pronounce "v" as a "w" as in latin. - Tεxτurε 22:44, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Well, mostly... yes... it might even be said more accurately to be in between a "v" and a "w". Vayu, or 'vahaan' is not strictly a 'v' or 'w' when heard from an Indian tongue. :) --LordSuryaofShropshire 05:11, Jun 11, 2004 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

This etymology section, added in 2014, is a complete original research invention. Sarasvatī means she who possesses (vatī) pools (sara/saras). The current made up etymology is an attempted reading by a westerner, backed up with incorrect references to the wrong words in a sanskrit dictionary. No reputable source translates the 'sva' in 'Saraswati' as 'sva' meaning self, because that does not explain the 'T'. 'Sara' cannot mean essence either because it is spelled wrong (short a vs. long ā). If this were the correct etymology her name would be Sāraswayi. 64.183.168.138 (talk) 18:57, 10 April 2018 (UTC) (Wasn't logged in)Iṣṭa Devatā (talk) 19:11, 10 April 2018 (UTC)