From Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eh₂ter-, *eh₂ter- (“fire”). Compare Avestan 𐬁𐬙𐬀𐬭𐬱 (ātarš, “fire”)), Persian آذر (âzar), Kurdish agir, Ossetian арт, Pashto or; compare also Old Armenian այրեմ (ayrem), Serbo-Croatian vatra, Irish áith (“kiln”), Welsh odyn, Umbrian (atru), and Latin āter, which may be derived from the same ultimate root.
अथर्वन् (átharvan) m
- a priest who has to do with fire and Soma
अथर्वन् (Átharvan) m
- name of the priest who is said to have been the first to institute the worship of fire and offer Soma and prayers (he is represented as a Prajāpati, as Brahmā's eldest son, as the first learner and earliest teacher of the Brahma-vidyā, as the author of the Atharva-veda, as identical with Aṅgiras, as the father of Agni, etc.)
- name of Śiva, Vasishṭha
- Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, page 17