Dariush

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Dariush
Pronunciation Persian: [dɒːɾˈjuːʃ]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Persian
Region of origin Iran
Other names
Related names Darius

Dariush (also spelled Daryoush or Dariyush) is a common Persian male given name, and was the throne name of Darius the Great and two other kings of the Achaemenid dynasty, which thus enjoyed considerable popularity among noblemen in later periods.

Etymology[edit]

The Modern Persian داریوش Dāriūsh, Latin Dārīus, Dārēus, Greek Δαρεῖος Dareîos, Aramaic 'drwš, drywš', Elamite 'Da-ri-ya-(h)u-(ú-)iš', Akkadian 'Da-(a-)ri-muš', Egyptian 'tr(w)š, trjwš, intr(w)š, intrjwš', Lycian 'Ñtarijeus-', and Old Persian 'Dārayauš', are short forms of Old Pers. 𐎭𐎠𐎼𐎹𐎺𐎢𐏁 Dārayavauš, (Greek 'Dareiaîos', Aramaic error: {{lang}}: unrecognized language code: arm (help), Elamite 'Da-ri-(y)a-ma-u-iš', Akkadian 'Da-(a-)ri-ia-(a-)muš'). The longer Old Persian 'Dārayavauš' is composed of Dāraya- [hold] + va(h)u- [good], meaning "holding firm the good".[1]

People[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Darius, an English transliteration/spelling
  • Daris, a transliteration/spelling in Germanic and Slavic languages

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmitt, Rudiger (15 December 1994). "DARIUS i. The Name". Encyclopædia Iranica. Retrieved 11 March 2012.