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Usually connected with Old Armenian հաստ (hast, firm, steady, standing still, tough; thick, dense, broad) and Proto-Germanic *fastuz (fixed, firm, secure), and derived from Proto-Indo-European *pastV- (solid, stable), implying "stable habitation". However, according to Martirosyan we are hardly dealing with a Proto-Indo-European word. This is rather a substrate word shared by Armenian, Germanic, possibly also Indo-Aryan. See հաստ (hast) for more on this.

Kroonen separates Sanskrit from Armenian and Germanic and derives पस्त्य (pastya) from Proto-Indo-European *h₂po-sth₂-io, with a question mark.


पस्त्य (pastyán

  1. stall, stable (as the back-building?)



  • 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 0612
  • Manfred Mayrhofer (1986–2001) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen, in 3 vols, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, volume II, page 111
  • J. P. Mallory, D. Q. Adams (eds.) (1997), Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 204b
  • “hast” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 390
  • “*fastu-” in Guus Kroonen (2013), Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 138