yasht

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian yšt' (yašt, prayer, worship), probably from Avestan 𐬫𐬀𐬱𐬙𐬀(yašta, honored), from 𐬫𐬀𐬰(yaz, to worship, honor), from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂ǵ-[1] or *Hyaǵ-[2].

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yasht (plural yashts)

  1. (Zoroastrianism) One of a collection of hymns and prayers.

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  1. ^ Cheung, Johnny (2007), “*i̯az”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 2), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 219-220
  2. ^ Rix, Helmut, editor (2001), “*Hi̯ag̑-”, in Lexikon der indogermanischen Verben [Lexicon of Indo-European Verbs] (in de), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, →ISBN, pages 224-225

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