Re: etymology of Persian

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 50338
Date: 2007-10-18

On 2007-10-18 13:48, george knysh wrote:

> Somehow I can't imagine Darius or Xerxes thinking along these lines.

They didn't have to if they just inherited an ethnonym given to the
ancestors of the Persians in a peripheral prehistoric homeland. If they
indeed lived close to northern Mesopotamia at the time they were
mentioned by the Assyrians, that would have made them "borderside Iranians".