ऋतावन्

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *HrtaHwan-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂rteh₂-wen-, possesive derivation of *h₂rtós (fitted), whence also ऋत (ṛtá, order; right, etc.). Cognates include Old Persian [script needed] (artava, righteous, blessed, characterized by R̥ta) and Avestan 𐬀𐬴𐬀𐬬𐬀𐬥 (aṣ̌avan-, follower of Aṣ̌a).

Adjective[edit]

ऋतावन् (ṛtā́-van)

  1. keeping within the fixed order or rule, regular, proper (as inanimated objects)
  2. performing (as men) or accepting (as gods) sacred works or piety, truthful, faithful, just, holy

References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0224