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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(or Vaidshayanta), in Hindû mythology, is the palace of Indra, god of the sun, in India. Wail (some form of נָהָה or סָפִד, ἀλαλάζω . It is singular to observe the onomnatopoetic forms of words used in most languages to express the sounds of grief, such as יָלִל ululare, howl, yell, etc.; all consisting essentially of the I sound). The Oriental forms of lamentation are much more expressive and vehement than with us. (See MOURNING).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Waidshayanta'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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