Aruna (Hittite mythology)
Various origins of this name are proposed. It was highy possible that it has a same origin as the name of the Vedic god Varuna. It could also be a reconstruction of the Indo-European mori or Greek words for Black Sea, μόρυχος. A Hattic origin through the place name Arianna has also been suggested. A connection with Indo-European er-, or- (‘stir, move’), and thus the Hittite name is believed to have a same origin as Sanskrit arṇava .
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