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Old Persian: *nar-

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Lexeme data

Language:Old Persian
Meaning:man
Source form:*nar-
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Cognate codes:(F)

Source of lexical data

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Source: Ringe, D., Warnow, T., Taylor, A. (2002) 'Indo-European and Computational Cladistics.' Transaction of the Philological Society Vol. 100:1: 59-129.
Reliability: High

Cognate coding

Cognate Class F
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Source: Cathcart, Chundra (University of California, Berkeley)
Reliability: Exclude (e.g. not the Swadesh term)
Comment: Kent (1953:193) defines OP nar- as 'man', but in Achaemenid Old Persian, the lexeme is attested only in the form ūvnara- 'skill, accomplishment'. Cf. Darius, Naqš-i Rustam b., ll. 51-2, ūvnarā ciyākaram=ca maiy '...and of what sort my skillfulnesses...' (Kent 139-40). Some OP onomastic tokens (found in Elamite, Babylonian, etc. sources) contain *nar-, e.g., Elamite Na-ra-ik-ka, but these are exclusively proper names.