From Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Avestan 𐬫𐬀𐬬𐬀𐬥 (yavan), Persian جوان (javān)), from the o-grade or zero-grade of Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁en-. Cognates include Latin iuvenis, Lithuanian jaunas, and Old English ġeong (English young).
युवन् (yúvan) m
- a youth, young man, young animal (in Veda often applied to gods, especially to Indra, Agni, and the Maruts)
- the younger descendant of any one (an elder being still alive)
- name of the ninth year in Jupiter's cycle of 60 years