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From Proto-Indo-Iranian *atharwan "priest"; ultimate origin is unknown.
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