Re: [tied] When did 'arya' become 'aryan' ?

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 18512
Date: 2003-02-07

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Subject: [tied] When did 'arya' become 'aryan' ?

> When did Sarasvats become Hravats? Earlier than the times of the Behistun inscription which mention the latter category of people?

Never. And nowhere does the Behistun inscription mention "a category of people" called "Hravats". The inscription lists the satrapies of Darius' empire, including <harauvatis^>, which is a regular Old Persian rendering of Av. haraxWaiti: (Gk. Arachosia), and refers to the country, not to its inhabitants.