𒉺𒀪𒊭

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Hittite[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peh₂s-, s-extension of the root *peh₂- ‎(to protect). Cognates include Latin pāscō ‎(to graze), Old Church Slavonic пасти ‎(pasti, to pasture) and Sanskrit पाति ‎(pāti, to protect, defend).

Verb[edit]

𒉺𒀪𒊭 ‎(pa-aḫ-sa) (3rd person singular present middle)

  1. to protect, guard, defend
  2. to observe (agreements), keep (oaths), obey (commands), keep (a secret)
  3. (middle with dative) to seek protection with