رخش

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See also: رجس

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Iranian *ra(n)ǰ- (to colour, dye) (compare Sogdian [script needed] (rɣš- /raxš/, Rakhsh), Chorasmian rxtk (raxtak, red), Mazanderani رش (raš, red (of cattle)), Kurdish reş (black)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Sanskrit रञ्ज् (rañj, to be dyed or coloured, to redden, grow red, glow)), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to dye).

The Persian word is not inherited but is borrowed probably from the Sogdian cognate.

Akin to Old Armenian երաշխ (erašx), an Iranian borrowing.

Adjective[edit]

رخش (raxš)

  1. coloured red and white; spotted red or white.
  2. red
  3. chestnut, brown

Proper noun[edit]

رخش (Raxš)

  1. Rakhsh, the horse of Rustam

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *rauxšn- (to shine), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Cognate with Ossetian рухс (ruxs, light).

Noun[edit]

رخش (roxš)

  1. light
References[edit]
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1892), “رخش”, in A Comprehensive Persian–English dictionary, London: Routledge & K. Paul
  • Cheung, Johnny (2007) Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 2), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 313, 321