𐏎𐎭𐎠𐎫

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Old Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “given by God”, from 𐏎 ‎(baga, god) +‎ 𐎭𐎭𐎠𐎬𐎺 ‎(dadātuv, to give); compare Avestan [script needed] ‎(baγō.dāta-).

Typologically compare Ancient Greek Θεόδωρος ‎(Theódōros), Latin Deodatus, Serbo-Croatian Bògdān, Old Armenian Աստուածատուր ‎(Astuacatur), Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל ‎(Netan'el), Turkish Allahverdi, Persian خداداد ‎(Xodâdâd).

Proper noun[edit]

𐏎𐎭𐎠𐎫 ‎(Bagadātam

  1. A male given name

Descendants[edit]

(taking Old Persian as representative for all Old Iranian):

References[edit]

  • Justi, Ferdinand (1895), “Bagadāta”, in Iranisches Namenbuch (in German), Marburg: N. G. Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 57a
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1986), “Some Names from Nisa”, in Peredneaziatskij sbornik. IV. Drevnjaja i srednevekovaja istorija i filologija stran Perednevo i Srednevo Vostoka[1], Moscow: Nauka, page 108
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1973) Onomastica Persepolitana: Das Altiranische Namengut der Persepolis-Täfelchen (in German), Vienna: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, page 135, § 8.192
  • Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1942), “Բագարատ”, in Hayocʿ anjnanunneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Personal Names] (Erewani petakan hamalsaran. Gitakan ašxatutʿyunner; 21) (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, page 355