βίσταξ

βίσταξ
Meaning: ὁ β' \<μετὰ\> βασιλέα παρὰ Πέρσαις H. To be read *βιταξ
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin] Pers.
Etymology: A Persian word for `viceroy', known from MPers. as bidaxš. Discussion by Szemerényi, Acta Iranica 5 (1975) 363ff [note the enigmatic numbering of this journal!]. Our gloss is not mentioned. I find no conclusion. Nyberg, Eranos 44 (1946) 2372 analyzed the firste part as Iran. *bitīya- `second'. (The σ of our gloss must be a mistake.) Amm. Marc.23, 614 has it in the form vitaxa. Later Greek has βιδαξης, πιτιάξης.

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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