20: Visvamitra Vimala Yavana -New Name Change (NP)
OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in September of 2018, via Calontir.
Old Item: Visvamitra Yavana, to be released.
Visvamitra: Previously registered to the submitter (09/2018 via Calontir). Given name found in "Personal and Geographical Names in the Gupta Inscriptions," by Tej Ram Sharma, pub 1978, p. 90. Page 81 shows the prototheme Visva in names like Visvakarman, Visvanatha and Visvadatta. Page 91 shows the duterotheme mitra in the name Abhayamitra.
Vimala: Common name found in "Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names," website. Listed as "One of the four friends of Yasa who, following the latter's example, joined the Order and attained arahantship." Source Vin.i.18f. Vin is abbreviated from "Vinaya Pitaka," 5 vols., ed. Oldenberg (Williams and Norgate). "Vinaya Pitaka" is canonical collection of scripture of Theravada Buddhism.
Yavana: Previously registered to the submitter (09/2018 via Calontir). Descriptive byname found in "Cambridge History of India, Vol. 1, Ancient India," edited by E. J. Rapson, pub. 1922, pp. 540-541, denoting a person of Greek descent in India.
Name Construction: A person in the Vedic period would usually have two given names, one formal and one common. There were instances of having three or four names.
"Personal and Geographical Names in the Gupta Inscriptions," by Tej Ram Sharma, pub 1978, p.3-4, p.7.
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