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Old Persian artācā brazmaniya

Roland G. Kent
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Vol. 21, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1945), pp. 223-229
DOI: 10.2307/409690
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/409690
Page Count: 7
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Old Persian artācā brazmaniya
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Abstract

In the Daiva Inscription of Xerxes, artā- is an instrumental coordinate with the preceding acc. Auramazdām; barazamanaiya is to be normalized brazmaniya on the evidence of the Elamite transcription, and is nom. sg. masc. 'prayerful, reverent' = Skt. brahmaṇyá-ḥ 'religious'. The clause means 'worship Ahuramazda and Arta reverent(ly)'. Previous views are listed with a critique.

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