The original root is seen in Skt.
Sommer, probably connected with Skt.
In both India and Persia a word is found (Skt.
(1) By the confusion of original e and o, both long and short, with the original long and short a sound; (2) the short schwa-sound a is represented here, and in this group only, by i (pita, " father," as compared with 1raT;jp, &c.); (3) original s after i, u and some consonants becomes s; (4) the genitive plural of stems ending in a vowel has a suffix-nam borrowed by analogy from the stems ending in -n (Skt.
Some of these arise from the umlaut or epenthesis which is so prevalent, and which we have already seen in airya- as compared with the Skt.
In other respects the languages are remarkably alike, the only striking difference being in the numeral "one" - Skt.
NIRVANA, the term in Buddhist theology, meaning literally " blowing out " or " dying out," Skt.
Against these very natural etymologies the philologists support a theory that Prometheus is really a Greek form of pramantha (Skt.), the fire-stick of the Hindus.
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