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Gender Masculine
Scripts 丌乇卮(Persian)
Pronounced Pron. aw-RASH(Persian)

Meaning & History

From Avestan 饜瑔饜饜瑔饜瑧饜饜瑎 (茝r蓹xsha), of uncertain meaning, possibly from a root meaning "bear" [1]. In Iranian legend Arash was an archer who was ordered by the Turans to shoot an arrow, the landing place of which would determine the new location of the Iran-Turan border. Arash climbed a mountain and fired his arrow with such strength that it flew for several hours and landed on the banks of the far-away Oxus River.