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cognate to avestan aša?
I really would appreciate someone sourcing this before they put it up. Not saying its not true, but its also quite unreasonable to make that statement without some reliable reference. --Gñāna (talk) 21:34, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
If anyone can get access to any of the following works, the article may benefit from including any pertinent information they may contain. I'd be very interested to view their bibliographies.
- Ramakrishna, G. & Rao, R. S. (1965). "Origin and Growth of the Concept of rta in Vedic Literature". Doctoral Dissertation. online
- Heckaman, Curtis R. (1979). "Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of Rta in the Rig Veda" in: ETD Collection for McMaster University, Paper AAIMK50829.
- Premnath, D. N. (1994). "The Concepts of Rta and Maat: A Study in Comparison" in: Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, Volume 2, Number 3, pp. 325-339.
- DeVries, L. (1979). "Vedic rta- and Avestan aša", Doctoral Dissertation, University of Minnesota.
- Chakrabarti, Samiran C. (2006). "Rta, Satya, Tattva, Tathya" in: Sen, Pranab K. (Ed.) Philosophical Concepts Relevant to Sciences in Indian Tradition (Series: History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol. 3, Part 4.) Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilizations. ISBN: 8-187-58627-3.
- Davis, D. A. (1998). "The Presence of Rta" in: Sharma, B. D. & Ghose, N. (Eds.) Revisiting Indus-Sarasvati Age and Ancient India.
- Khanna, Madhu (2004). Rta: The Cosmic Order. New Delhi. ISBN: 8-124-60252-2.
- I got the second one (Heckaman 1979); I can email it to you if you'd like. Shreevatsa (talk) 16:58, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Could someone add IPA (or whatever) symbols to indicate how this word is pronounced?Ken M Quirici 17:50, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
Suggest to add *h₂er- as the (at least apparent) root of the word Ṛta.
On the one hand, it is quite commonly translated 'cosmic order' or 'cosmic harmony'. This interpretation works rather well with its apparent etymology, to the root *h2er, meaning 'fit together', but it requires that in the negated compound anṛta- 'untruth', and in the Avestan cognate aša-, usually rendered 'Truth', the word has undergone serious semantic narrowing.— Jamison, S. W., and M. Witzel, Vedic Hinduism. 1992
Sanskrit transcription mismatch
The article says (Sanskrit ऋतम् ṛtaṃ ...), but ऋतम् would be ṛtam, not ṛtaṃ; and ṛtaṃ would be ऋतं (or possibly ऋतँ), not ऋतम्, so one of them must be wrong.--2A00:1028:83D6:8E56:5426:8E98:E171:C032 (talk) 11:36, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
- Jamison, S. W., and M. Witzel. Vedic Hinduism.1992.