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Avesta language information: cognates and mnemonics

Since English and Avestan are related, you already know a fair number of words! Here are some Avestan words that are identical or similar to their English equivalent:

AvestaEnglish
adeat
ameretatimmortality
aremathe arm
ashtaneight (mn octagon)
asti, astaa bone (L. Os -> mn osteopath, osteoporesis, etc.)
avangavail (help)
âvishobvious
barto bear
baresman (Pahlavi: barsom)besom
bishtwice (bis)
brâtarbrother
daevadevil
darto tear
dishtifinger (mn digit, dexterous)
dughdhardaughter
erezatasilver (mn argent, argentum)
fraforth
frashafresh
gaocow
gapagape
gayalife ("Gaya")
hehe
isiice
jainiGenie, Jinni (evil female spirit)
kahrpucrab
kakahyuCaucasus (mountain)
kamlove (mn Kama Sutra)
karanacorner, end (akarana = without end)
karapangarbled
kerefsh, kehrpacarrion, corpse
mahmoon, month
mananho, manomind
marto die (mn mortal)
marenchto kill (mn mortal)
mâtarmother
mãthramantra
me (Acc of azem)me
nabânavel
naedaneither
nãmaname
navanew (mn nova)
navayanavigable
naxturunocturnal
nazdanext, (nigh, near)
nmânahouse (mn mansion)
nôitnot
now
padhafoot (mn pedestrian, biped, pedal)
pairikafairy
panchanfive (mn pentagon)
paoiryaprior
parabefore (mn paramedic)
pasudomestic animal (mn pastoral)
patar (or pitar)father
pathanpath
pourufirst
raerich
spandog (mn spaniel)
starstar
tarshnathirst
tatthat
taurutorture, torment
thrithree
thwathee
udraotter
upairiover, super
uparaupper
utaand (mn et cetera)
vachvoice, word
vahishtbest
vanto win
vaxshto wax, to grow (as the moon)
viryãmmen (mn virile)
yareyear
yavanyoung
yuzhemyou (pl)
zhnâknow, gnostic
zhnuknee

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