T.S. Eliot's bleak poem, The Waste Land, ends with Shantih shantih shantih. The word, according to him, can be feebly translated to the Peace which passeth understanding.
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In Sanskrit, madana tends to mean intoxicating or passionate and is synonymous with the god of love, Kama. Madanankushaha & madanayudham mean penis and vulva respectively.
The next time you spray yourself with a musk-based fragrance, you might want to remember that the word musk comes from the Sanskrit word, muṣká (मुष्क) meaning testicle.
The Sanskrit word guru (गुरु) and the English word, grave, are both said to descend from the same Proto-Indo-European base, *gru-, meaning heavy or weighty.
The word clue is an alteration of clew which ultimately comes from Sanskrit's glauḥ meaning lump.
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