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H. Craig Melchert
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Vol. 122, No. 2, Indic and Iranian Studies in Honor of Stanley Insler on His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (Apr. - Jun., 2002), pp. 325-328
Published by: American Oriental Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3087627
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Sanskrit sárdigr̥di- 'portio vaginalis' (Das 1998) may be analyzed as a compound * 'vagina-penis'. The first member is derived from a PIE verbal root *serd(h)- 'wipe, rub', reflexes of which are used in Germanic to refer to sexual intercourse.
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