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304): Gehmurd is not directly comparable with Avestan gaiia ma[??]tan- [not mar[??]tan-], as Mani changed the expected -mard to -murd 'dead', as he did in Murdiyanag from < *Martiyani-, the spouse of *Martiya-, ancestors of mankind (cf.
We will collaborate with other institutes and centres all over the country as well as abroad to conduct joint activities for any of the objectives of the project; to identify and give special attention to senior scholars and institutes working in the areas which are on the brink of extinction for want of patronage," said Prof Ramesh C Bhardwaj, director of the National project on Avestan Studies.
The purity of Old Persian and Avestan were not in question during the Achaemenid era.
Avestan experts would be pleased to have the opportunity to sit down with SME and map out how Avestan can play an important role in increasing company's profit and improving business performance.
Key topics are the attribution of royal power to the favor of the "Wise Lord" Ahura Mazda and the significance of the creation narratives that open twenty-three of the inscriptions, similar in tone and vocabulary to Avestan accounts of the world's formation.
Zarathustra's thoughts about the human soul are expressed in an archaic Iranian language (Avestan) in a series of "songs"; in their near-liturgical setting they survived in their original form despite acquiring numerous layers of commentary.
(7) The book he wrote on the subject (1843) was unfortunately based mainly on the Avestan book of Vendidad, whereas later scholars showed that the most authentic teachings of Zoroaster are in the Gathas.
Sanskrit tarpati 'satisfies', Avestan thrafdha 'satisfied', Greek [tau][epsilon][rho][pi][omega] 'I am satisfied', Latin oportet < *ob-portet 'one should, need' (with the metathesis of p and t), Lithuanian tarpti 'to be well off' and especially Prussian enterpo 'I need' and Old Church Slavonic trebovati 'to need' (hence Slovenian treba, Czech treba, Polish trzeba, potrzebowac).
Dhalla, "the Avestan texts had been almost wholly interpreted by the Zoroastrian authorities through the help of the Pahlavi translations.
In Iran the reverse took place, and the daevas (the etymological counterpart of deva in Avestan) were denounced as demons by Zoroaster.
The Old Norse legends of the mead of Odinn and the ritual dismemberment of Kvasir share a common Indo-European ancestry with the great myths of Sanskrit, Avestan, and Old Irish cultures.(19) Read together, they define what might be thought of as a bodily poetics: a conception of the birth of literary form out of the same shared ritual conventions as the birth of cosmic structure or of social life.
It tends to confirm not only the familiarity of this sun-in-crystalline-heaven motif in Zoroastrianism by the 4th century B.C., but also the antiquity of the explanation of the Avestan word asman - as meaning both 'sky' and 'crystal' - which is known to us from later sources (cf.