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Character / nature / manner / qualities of Men and Women

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Detailed explanation of ideal character / nature / manner of Men and Women specified in tamil literature

Characteristic of MEN or Masculine qualities - ஆடூஉக்குணம்
Tamil

English

தன்மை (thanmai) Character, manner, good temperament
நிறை (nirai) integrity, merit, chastity
ஓர்ப்பு (oorpu) investigative mindset (Intelligence)
கடைபிடி (kadaipidi) follow, pursue

Characteristic of WOMEN or Feminine qualities - மகடூஉக்குணம்
Tamil

English

அச்சம் (achcham) fear, modesty
நாணம் (naanam) shyness, timidity/coyness
மடம் (madam)

superstition ?
Behaving as if she did't knew, In front of a gathering / Dias.
No showoff to public (knowledge?).

பயிர்ப்பு (pairppu) When a male (Other than husband) touches her,
the natural feeling (intolerable disgust or shyness).

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The author of the above is none other than our beloved Tholkappiar (தொல்காப்பியர்)  ! Correct me if I am wrong., !

If you want to refer a good online tamil dictionary, check this http://ta.wiktionary.org

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Written by muthuveerappan

Wednesday 13 June 2012 at 07:17 am

two comments

  1. Hi,

    The meanings of nirai & Oorpu got swapped. Please correct it…

    http://agarathi.com/word/%E0A8%E0%AE..
    http://agarathi.com/word/%E093%E0%AE..

    Karthikkannan

    Karthikkannan

    12-08-’14 21:29

  1. Thanks Karthikkannan, I have done the changes.

    Muthuveerappan

    Muthuveerappan

    (URL)

    17-08-’14 15:38

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