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Hearts in Harmony!

I often wonder how words are born.

And, if I don’t know or learn about the original etymology, I just concoct my own.

Here is one that I came up with a few days ago.

இருதயம்


This is a Tamil word, representing the heart…

Was wondering how this happened to be.

Could it be because Love is a matter of the heart?

And, to truly love you need mutual understanding and empathy?

And, இரு is a prefix for two in Tamil…. and தயம் loosely morphs to empathy?

So, Two-sided Empathy leads to a matter of the heart!

How about it?

Okay Okay, I know I know, the origin is all the way back to “Hriday” (ह्रदय) from Sanskrit.

But, haven’t you heard of that all-encompassing “poetic license”?

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  1. Charles
    October 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Nice concoction. ஆனால் வழக்குமுறையில் “இருதயம்” என்கிற வார்த்தையை விட “இதயம்” என்ற வார்த்தையைத்தான் உபயோகிக்கிறார்கள் என்று நினைக்கிறேன். இருப்பினும் இது ஒரு சிறந்த கலப்பு வார்த்தை கண்டுபிடிப்பு…

  2. ed
    October 8, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I like the sound of it! Did you know that the English word ‘love’ comes from the Hebrew word ‘lev’, meaning heart?

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