This Proto-Indo-Iranian entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Indo-Iranian edit

Etymology edit

From *HwiHwás (dawn, morning) +‎ *-wāns.

Adjective edit


  1. shining forth
  2. matutinal

Noun edit


  1. dawn
  2. the shining one

Descendants edit

References edit

  1. ^ Lubotsky, Alexander (2011), “vivásvant-”, in The Indo-Aryan Inherited Lexicon (in progress) (Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Project), Leiden University, page 594: “Proto-Indo-Iranian: Hui-(H)uas-uant-”