𐎯𐎺𐎼𐎹𐎠

Old PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-Iranian, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwer- (gate, door). Cognates include Avestan dvarǝm, Sanskrit द्वार् (dvā́r), Latin foris, Ancient Greek θύρα (thura) and Old English duru and dor (English door).

NounEdit

𐎯𐎺𐎼𐎹𐎠 (duvarayān (locative singular, with postposition ā, stem duvara-)

  1. at (my) door
    • 5th century BCE, Behistun Inscription, column 2, lines 73-76:
      # adamšai[y] utā nāham utā gaušā utā hazānam frājanam utāšaiy [u]cašma avajam duvarayāmaiy basta adāriya haruvašim kāra avaina
      I cut off his nose, his ears, and his tongue, and I put out one eye, and he was kept in fetters at my palace entrance, and all the people beheld him.

DescendantsEdit

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