Amrit submitted this entry 11 years ago


Ded is a time-deformed varient of the Sanskrit word Didda. Like many words that have undergone phonetic changes over time, Didda in Kashmiri became Ded. Till the queen Kota Rani, it was a name with which an elder sister would be addressed. However, after her very successful fifty years of rule in Kashmir, she was seen as a wise and respected queen and was addressed as Didda. This became the basis of calling any elderly and wise woman as Didda. Over time, the word kept modifying and took the phonetic representation as Ded. Every old wise woman of a household started being addressed as Ded with respect.
Uma Kant Kachru wrote this 2 months ago
Thank you very much. This is very useful ! But, why is the word "Vatsun: not available here ?
Aditya wrote this 2 years ago
Paternal Grandmother
Amrit wrote this 11 years ago


Ashish added 3 years ago
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