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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵʰ-r̥ ~ *h₂ǵʰ-én-s (day). Perhaps cognate with Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬀𐬭 (aiiar, day).[1]

NounEdit

अहर् (áharn

  1. day
  2. sacrificial or festival day, portion of a sacrifice appointed for one day's performance
  3. day personified as one of the eight Vasus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mayrhofer, Manfred (1992–2001), “áhan-”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan] (in German), Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 154

Further readingEdit

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0124