Usage Persian Mythology
Pronounced Pron. [ɡæɾsiːvæz]
Other Forms FormsGarsevaz, Gersivaz, Karsivaz; Karsēwazd (Pahlavi)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 9/29/2010
Derived from the Avestan name Keresavazdah, of which the first element is derived from Avestan kərəsa meaning "having meager". The second element is derived from Avestan vazdah meaning "fat, fatness, fattiness, solidity", which itself is derived from Iranian *vazd-ah- meaning "animal fat, grease" - ultimately from the Iranian base vazd- meaning "to nourish" or "nourishment". In the old Iranian epic tradition he was the brother of the Turanian king Afrāsiāb and the man most responsible for the murder of the Iranian prince Siāvaš.Garsiv is the brother of Dastan in 'Prince of Persia'.