Koruth— Korush? A major component of our ancestry is …
Comment posted General Discussion by John Mathew.
A major component of our ancestry is via Persian Christians. Our earliest relics have Pahlavi, the signatories on the cheppads included Persians, our church was under the Metropolitanate of Fars in antiquity, and there are letters indicating that persian and indian christians intermarried, etc.
Yet, it is strange that we bear no remnant of this in our names. No Farhads, Pirozs, etc, in our cultural names whereas it is on record that central asian and persian christians in iran did have such names.
So my question: could Koruth be an indianization of the persian name Korush (Cyrus)?
I’ve seen no great alternative explanation for Koruth. “Korah” is possible but makes no sense: Korah was hardly an important figure. If Korah then where are the Moshes, or Aarons? So Korah is unlikely.
Another question: any similar candidates for Kunjumakanda?
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