Re: etymology of Persian
From: Piotr Gasiorowski
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".