𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁

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Old Persian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹 (dāraya-, to hold) +‎ 𐎺𐎢 (vaʰu-, good), "he who holds firm the good", from Proto-Indo-European *dʰer- (to hold) + *h₁wésus (good).

Proper noun[edit]

𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 (d-a-r-y-v-u-š /Dārayavaʰuš/) m

  1. Darius

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Rudiger Schmitt (December 15, 1994), “DARIUS i. The Name”, in Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition[1], New York
  • Justi, Ferdinand (1895) Iranisches Namenbuch (in German), Marburg: N. G. Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, pages 78–80
  • Bartholomae, Christian (1904) Altiranisches Wörterbuch [Old Iranian Dictionary]‎[2] (in German), Strassburg: K. J. Trübner, column 738
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 36
  • Posener, Georges (1936) La première domination perse en Égypte: Recueil d’inscriptions hiéroglyphiques, pages 161–163