Subject: Re: I take it all back
Author: Obie   (guest)
Date: April 15, 2004 at 2:36 PM
Reply to: Re: My two cents by yannis

Well, petra does in fact mean stone, rock, crag. See http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/resolveform?lang=Latin. I should have kept quiet about VAJRA though. I don't know where I got that from. It may be more likely that the real origin is sanskrit PRASTARA 'stone'...

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