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I found this inscription on something I recently purchased, not sure what it is. Can you please help identify it? Thanks for the assistance.

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I think it is upside-down and it's either Tamil or Malayalam. I can't read either language, so I'm not sure. What is the object, and where did you buy it? –  prash May 17 at 20:55
    
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about identifying language. –  bytebuster May 17 at 21:35

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@prash is right, that is Malayalam, and the text is upside down, it reads "mādhavi", മാധവി, which is most likely a female name.

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