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



From Proto-Indo-Iranian *ātṛ-, *ātar-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₁ter- (fire) (whence also possibly Latin āter (dark, black), Old Armenian այրեմ (ayrem, to burn), Old Irish áith (kiln), and the Slavic and Balkan words listed below, if they are not borrowed from Iranian).


*ātr- or *ātar-

  1. fire


  • *ātar-, *ātr-, *ātr̥-, *āθ(a)r-


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