Middle Persian edit

Alternative forms edit

  • [Book Pahlavi needed] (MGWŠH)

Etymology edit

From Old Persian 𐎶𐎦𐏁 (m-gu-š /⁠maguš⁠/).

Noun edit

𐭬𐭢𐭥 (mgw /moɣ/)[1]

  1. Mazdean priest

Derived terms edit

  • (/⁠mowbed[1][2]⁠/, high priest)
    Book Pahlavi script: [Book Pahlavi needed] (mgwpt')
    Inscriptional Pahlavi script: 𐭬𐭢𐭥𐭯𐭲 (mgwpt)
  • (/⁠mowmard,[1][3] moɣmard[4]⁠/, priest)
    Book Pahlavi script: [Book Pahlavi needed] (mgwmlt'), [Book Pahlavi needed] (mgwGBRA)
    • Parthian:
      Book Pahlavi script: [Book Pahlavi needed] (mgwGBRA)

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gignoux, Philippe (1972) “mgw”, in Glossaire des Inscriptions Pehlevies et Parthes [Glossary of Pahlavi and Parthians Inscriptions] (Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum. Supplementary Series; 1) (in French), London: Lund Humphries, page 28
  2. ^ Rezai Baghbidi, Hassan (2017) Middle Persian Historical Phonology, Osaka: Osaka University, pages 37, 61
  3. ^ Skjærvø, Prods Oktor (2007) Introduction to Pahlavi, Cambridge, page 44
  4. ^ MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) “*moγ-mard, 56”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press