ʾhlmn'

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Middle Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Avestan 𐬀𐬢𐬭𐬀⸱𐬨𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬎 (aŋra mainiiu, Angra Mainyu).

Proper noun[edit]

ʾhlmn' in Book Pahlavi, written upside down.

ʾhlmn' (Ahreman)

  1. (Book Pahlavi, Zoroastrianism) Ahriman, Angra Mainyu, the Evil Spirit
    • Bundahišn, codex DH 1970: 1
      ʾhlmn' BYN tʾlykyh PWN AHLdʾnšnyh Wztʾlkʾmkyh zwplpʾdk YHWWNt'
      Ahreman andar tārīgīh pad pas-dānišnīh ud-zadār-kāmagīh zufr-pāyag būd.
      Ahrimen was in darkness in backward knowledge and desire to destroy in the depth.

Usage notes[edit]

In Book Pahlavi, the word is traditionally always written upside down.

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