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Swami and Suami #226253
01/06/17 11:03 AM
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I've lived in both Malaysia and Indonesia and ever since 1971 I've wondered if their word for husband, suami (pronunciation the same as swami) was etymologically related to swami. My Tamil friends in Malaysia thought there may have been a connection but really didn't know.
David

Re: Swami and Suami [Re: Namrevlis] #226259
01/06/17 05:12 PM
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Re: Swami and Suami [Re: Namrevlis] #226280
01/09/17 03:42 AM
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There does appear to be a connection. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, both "swami" and "husband" are associated with the idea of "master".


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