Friday, March 14, 2008

question

What is the English word for nappasai?

10 comments:

Ravages/CC said...

Gluttony?

Jaisudha said...

nappAcai 1. insatiable sense of taste; 2. vain hope or desire

from http://webapps.uni-koeln.de/tamil/

Venkat said...

Avarice?

Alpha said...

which language is that?

Chenthil said...

futile?

Krishnan said...

ha ha I loved that question "which language is that?" from Alpha. It is Tamizh.
Nappasai hmmm as Jaisudha said vain desire comes close, cant think of the exact word.

Dreamer said...

'wishful thinking' is the closest phrase I can think of.

inbavalli said...

How about 'dilute desire'? Aiyo! I think my head will burst unless the correct word is found :(

Kalyan Raman said...

Fond hope

Q said...

grrr. i've been dying to find a translation. Vain desire is close, but still a bit clumsy.