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Old Persian[edit]


PIE root

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *janHa-, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵónh₁os. Cognates include Ancient Greek γόνος ‎(gónos) and Sanskrit जन ‎(jána).


𐏀𐎴 ‎(zana) [script needed]

  1. man
    • Inscription of Darius at Naqsh-e rustam A. (DNa), cca 6th century BCE
      adam Dārayavauš xšāyaθiya vazraka xšāyaθiya xšāyaθiyānām xšāyaθiya dahyūnām vispazanānām xšāyaθiya ahyāyā būmiyā vazrakāyā dūraiapiy Vištāspahyā puça haxāmanišiya pārsa pārsahyā puça ariya ariyaciça ...
      I am Darius the Great King, King of Kings, King of countries containing all kinds of men, King in this great earth far and wide, son of Hystaspes, an Achaemenian, a Persian, son of a Persian, an Aryan, having Aryan lineage. ...