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Question : Meaning of "vaikuNTa"

From: Ram Gopalaswamy (gopalram_at_erols.com)
Date: Thu Aug 20 1998 - 19:36:47 PDT

namo bhagavate vaasudevaaya,

Would someone please explain etymology of the word, "vaikuNTha"
used to refer to the Supreme Eternal Abode of bhagavaan shriiman-naaraayaNa ?

Thanks,

- Ram