[FUNKNET] 'Hear' as 'understand'

ludwig.paul at UNI-HAMBURG.DE ludwig.paul at UNI-HAMBURG.DE
Tue Feb 2 11:57:18 UTC 2010

(Zoroastrian) Middle Persian has (a)ashnuudan "hear, understand", with "hear" as 
the primary meaning, remaining the verb's only meaning of (later) New Persian 

Interestingly, MP ashnuudan seems to go back to a variant of the IE. verbal root
*g'n-ou- "recognize, understand".

Ludwig Paul, Hamburg

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