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Old Persian[edit]

The name Hidūš (𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁) in Old Persian cuneiform in the DNa inscription of Darius I, circa 500 BCE.


From Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Proper noun[edit]

𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (h-i-du-u-š /hiduš/)[1][2][3]. Variations: Hidauv in the locative case (𐏃𐎡𐎭𐎢𐎺 in DSf)[4] or Hiduya (𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐎹 in A.2P)[5] Sometimes transliterated hinduš (the "n" was not written in Old Persian). Rare contemporary orthography Hi-in-du-iš in the Elamite language to designate the ethnicity seem to be known.[6]

  1. India



  1. ^ Old Persian: Dictionary, Glossary and Concordance by Avi Bachenheimer
  2. ^ Dna inscription of Darius I, Line 25
  3. ^ Jason Neelis, Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks, BRILL 2010 p.96
  4. ^ Titus
  5. ^ Titus
  6. ^ Cuneiform Texts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Volume IV: The Ebabbar Temple Archive and Other Texts from the Fourth to the First Millenium B.C. Ira Spar, Michael Jursa Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1 août 2014 [1]
  7. ^ “Susa, Statue of Darius - Livius”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[2] (in English), (Please provide a date or year)
  8. ^ Encyclopaedia Iranica[3] (in English), Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982, →ISBN, page 10