๐จฃ๐จ๐จค๐จ๐จฏ๐จฟ๐จŸ

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Ashokan Prakrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *ni-pista, from *pays- (โ€œto writeโ€), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *payฤ‰-, from Proto-Indo-European *peyแธฑ-. Cognate with Old Persian [script needed] (nipiลกta), Avestan ๐ฌž๐ฌ€๐ฌ‰๐ฌฏ(paฤ“s), and Sanskrit เคชเฅ‡เคถเฅ (peล›, โ€œto adornโ€).

Adjective[edit]

๐จฃ๐จ๐จค๐จ๐จฏ๐จฟ๐จŸ (nipista) (Shahbazgarhi)

  1. written
    • c. 256 BCE, Aล›oka, Rock Edict 5 Shahbazgarhi
      ๐จ€๐จฉ๐จ ๐จข๐จฟ๐จช๐จจ๐จก๐จ๐จค๐จ ๐จฃ๐จ๐จค๐จ๐จฏ๐จฟ๐จŸ‎‎
      ayi dhramadipi nipista
      [โ€ฆ] has this law-edict been written [โ€ฆ]

Alternative forms[edit]

Dialectal forms of ๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (โ€œwrittenโ€)
Variety Location Forms
Central Kalsi ๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (likhita)
East Dhauli ๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (likhita)
Northwest Shahbazgarhi ๐จฃ๐จ๐จค๐จ๐จฏ๐จฟ๐จŸ (nipista), ๐จซ๐จ๐จ‘๐จ๐จŸ (likhita)
Mansehra ๐จซ๐จ๐จ‘๐จ๐จŸ (likhita)
West Girnar ๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (likhita)
South Brahmagiri ๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (likhita)
Map of dialectal forms of ๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (โ€œwrittenโ€)
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๐‘€ฎ๐‘€บ๐‘€”๐‘€บ๐‘€ข (likhita) (4)
๐จซ๐จ๐จ‘๐จ๐จŸ(likhita) (2)
๐จฃ๐จ๐จค๐จ๐จฏ๐จฟ๐จŸ (nipista) (1)

References[edit]

  • Cheung, Johnny (2007), โ€œ*pais-โ€, in Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 2), Leiden, Boston: Brill, โ†’ISBN