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   1. Word for symmetry (J. K. Mohana Rao)


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Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 10:30:24 -0800 (PST)
From: "J. K. Mohana Rao" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: [Sanskrit] Word for symmetry
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namastE /\

I am trying to find the proper word for the English word 
symmetry.  I found the word saushThavaM being used for 
that purpose.  But I feel this word denotes more beauty 
than symmetry.  I coined a word tAdrUpaM.  This is not in 
the dictionary.  I coined this word based on tAdAtmya 
(sameness of nature).  The repetition of motifs and figures 
forms an integral part of symmetry.  tAdrUpa represents 
this better than saushThavaM.  I'll be grateful for any 

With kind regards  -  mOhana

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