अहर्

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *Háźʰr̥, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Háĵʰr̥, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵʰ-r̥ ~ *h₂ǵʰ-én-s (day). Cognate with Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬀𐬭(aiiar, day) and possibly Old English dæġ (whence English day).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

अहर् (áharn

  1. day
  2. sacrificial or festival day, portion of a sacrifice appointed for one day's performance
  3. day personified as one of the eight Vasus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayrhofer, Manfred (1992–2001), “áhan-”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan] (in German), Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 154

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