ἀσκάνδης

ἀσκάνδης
Grammatical information: m.
Meaning: `messenger', = ἄγγελος, ἡμεροδρόμος (Plu.)
Other forms: Also ἀσγάνδης, ἀστάνδης.
Origin: LW [a loanword which is (probably) not of Pre-Greek origin] Iran.
Etymology: An Iranian word, cf. buddh. Sogdian zɣ'nt, 'st'nyk `messenger', also Bab. ašgandu. Happ, Glotta 40 (1962) 198ff.; Schmid, Glotta 40, 321. Cf. Arm. astandel `waner'.
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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