𐎲𐎠𐎪𐎶

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Old Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂g- (to distribute, allot), whence also 𐎲𐎥 (baga) Cognate with Sanskrit भजति (bhajati, to divide, distribute, allot or apportion to), Avestan [script?] (bažat, to distribute), and Ancient Greek ἔφαγον (éphagon, to eat, swallow).

Noun[edit]

𐎲𐎠𐎪𐎶 (bājimm (accusative singular, stem bāji-)

  1. tribute, toll
    Dārayavauš xšāyathiya imā dahyāva tyā manā patiyāita vašnā Auramazdāha manā badakā āhatā manā bājim abaratā tyašām hacāma athahya xšapava raucapativā ava akunavayatā thātiy
    Darius the King says: These are the countries which came to me; by the favor of Ahuramazda they were my subjects; they bore tribute to me; what was said to them by me either by night or by day, that was done.

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