I have a copy of Monier-Williams on my shelf. Venturing into it to do some translation is an illuminating and spiritual experience.

My Sanskrit skills are minimal, but I recognise the importance of the language. And there is so much in Western languages. The word for breathe in German is atmen, for example.

In English, trident means the same as it does in Latin, and it derives from the Sanskrit: three teeth.

Once your eyes are open, Sanskrit is all around.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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