Brahmin Tamil Closer To Classical Tamil

It is a habit of self-styled rationalists like Karunanidhi to ridicule the Tamil  being spoke by Brahmins , especially in Tamil Nadu.


A close examination of the Tamil being spoken by Tamil Nadu Brahmins is closer to Classical Tamil than one would imagine.

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Brahmins of Tamil Nadu


The word Tamil Nadu Brahmins  us,being ridiculed by many, is ‘Aambadayan’ meaning Husband.


This word is actually Ahamudayan,அகமுடையான்( அகம் +உடையான்).


The word Aham /Akam denotes mind,heart.


Udayaan means one who owns it.


The word Ahamudayan means one who is/owns the Home/ the heart of the woman who runs the household(Akam).


The same applies to the word Ahamudayal.


Take the word Sattramudu, sattumadu.


The word is made of Saatru and Amudhu.


Saatru means essence and amudhu nectar.


The tasty and rich dish/soup Rasam is denoted thus. as it is difficult to prepare, may look easy and very healthy even during Ill health.


Ammanji -Name for mother’s brother’s child (a cousin) Ammanchei அம்மான்சேய்-son of Mother’s brother.


Maatuppenn-Son’s wife.In pure Tamil Ma means wealth, here it means that the Daughter in law is the one who brings wealth or who rules the wealth of the household.


Peran-Grand son, one who would make the name of the grand parent remembered


Perumal, the term used by Iyengars to denote Vishnu means , in pure Tamil,one who rules all that is to be praised.

Brahmin Tamil (Tamil: பிராமண தமிழ்) is the name for the Sanskritized version of Tamil traditionally spoken by Tamil Brahmins. The dialect, largely, uses Classical Tamil and a large variety of Sanskrit words.[1][2] According to linguist V. Balasubramaniam, Brahmin Tamil dialect is closest to the Central Tamil dialect, particularly, the variant used byVellalars and Mudaliyars.

I shall be updating this post frequently as I recollect more words.

Readers contribution welcome.


Brahmin Tamil


Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

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