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


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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 '14 at 20:55
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about identifying language. – bytebuster May 17 '14 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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Not enough reputation to comment (but definitely comment material). As @Yellow Sky mentioned it says mādhavi which, on the Malayalam Wikipedia refers to the mononymous actress. And a link to the translated article on the English Wikipedia. I just thought it was interesting. – speedfranklin Sep 24 '14 at 16:13

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