'Wind' - An Old Iranian Deity

Helmut Humbach

Abstract


"The name of Vaēkərəta found in Young Avestan Vidēvdād 1,9 as the seventh item in the list of settlements and regions created by Ahura Mazdā is considered as etymologically obscure. Scholars thought of an isolated formation which would be comparable to the Old Indian Vr̥ddhi derivation in, e.g., the Vedic tribe name vai-karṇá- from ví-karṇa- ‘having large or divergent ears’ (cf. Air.Wb. 1313). (...)"

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11588/ejvs.2014.2.301

URN (PDF): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-ejvs-3013

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