𐏋

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Old Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *ksayati (he rules, he has power over), from Proto-Indo-European *tke- (to gain power over, gain control over); akin to Sanskrit क्षत्र (kṣatra, might, power), Avestan [script?] (xšaθra, kingdom), Old Armenian loanword աշխարհ (ašxarh) and Ancient Greek κτάομαι (ktáomai, to get, acquire).[1]

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Noun[edit]

𐏋 (xšāyaθiya)

  1. king

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roland G. Kent (1950), Old Persian: grammar, texts, lexicon, New Haven: American Oriental Society