Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-Iranian/waĵʰ-

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This Proto-Indo-Iranian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Indo-Iranian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Compare Latin vehō (I carry, bear).

Root[edit]

*waĵʰ-

  1. bear, carry
  2. drive

Descendants[edit]

  • Indo-Aryan: *waźʰ-
    • Sanskrit: वह् (vah, to bear, carry)
      • Magadhi Prakrit: [Term?]
        • Assamese: (bo)
  • Iranian: *waĵ- (to carry; to drive (a chariot or similar))
    • Avestan: 𐬬𐬀𐬰(vaz-, to move, to run)
    • Baluchi: [script needed] (gwast / gwaz-, to pass)
    • Khunsari: [script needed] (vuza / vuz-, to run, to run away)
    • Kurdish:
      Northern Kurdish: bezîn (to run), bazdan (to flee, to escape, to run away)
    • Middle Persian:
      Book Pahlavi: wc- (waz-, to move [intransitive]; to blow (of wind))
      Manichaean: wy- (to move along)
    • Parthian:
      Manichaean: wz- (waz-, to move swiftly, fly; to travel; to blow (of wind))
    • Zazaki: veştene (to run), vazdayen (to run, to flee, to escape)
    • → Old Armenian: վազ (vaz, leap, jump; running)
    • → Old Armenian: աւազակ (awazak) (possibly)

Derived terms[edit]

  • ^ Cheung, Johnny. 2007. Etymological dictionary of the Iranian verb. Leiden: Brill. p.430.