This Proto-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-Iranian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *náHuš, from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

Noun edit

*náHuš f

  1. boat

Derived terms edit

  • Proto-Iranian: *naHupátiš

Descendants edit

  • Central Iranian:
  • Northeastern Iranian:
    • Khotanese: [script needed] (no)
    • Ossetian:
      Digor Ossetian: науӕ (nawæ)
      Iron Ossetian: нау (naw)
    • Sogdo-Bactrian :
      • Bactrian: *nāw
      • Khwarezmian: ⁧𐾾𐾶(nw /⁠naw⁠/)
      • Sogdian:
        Syriac script: ⁧ܢܐܘ(nʾw /⁠nāw⁠/)
  • Northwestern Iranian:
    • Mazanderani: ⁧نو(no)
    • Parthian: (/⁠nāw⁠/)
      Manichaean script: ⁧𐫗𐫀𐫇(nʾw)
  • Southwestern Iranian:
    • Old Persian: 𐎴𐎠𐎺 (n-a-v /⁠nāva⁠/,
      • Middle Persian: (/⁠nāw⁠/)
        Manichaean script: ⁧𐫗𐫀𐫇(nʾw)
        Book Pahlavi script: [Book Pahlavi needed] (nʾw)
        • Classical Persian: ⁧ناو(nāw)
          Dari: ⁧ناو(nāw)
          Iranian Persian: ⁧ناو(nāv)
          Tajik: нов (nov)
  • Aghwan: 𐕎𐔽𐔰 (nˁa)
  • Old Georgian: ნავი (navi)
  • ? Old Armenian: նաւ (naw)