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Fire of the sun cult in ancient Iran, and the word for fire in Hurrian, Avestan, Turkish, Hungarian and the word for water in Balkan and Slavic languages


By Mehmet Kurtkaya, Published on February 3, 2019, Updated February 5, 2019

This article must be considered together with the first part Tar and also TAR in Sumerian, Akkadian, Hatti, Hittite, Greek, Latin, Celtic, and "dark", Water, Father, and Mother: Indo-European Languages derive from Turkish and the etymology of the words nektar and master.

"The fire of the Sun" cult in Ancient Iran, The words for fire in Turkish, Hurrian Avestan, Hungarian, and sun, kiln in Sumerian, wood, dawn in English, Latin black

In Comparative Notes on Hurro-Urartian, Northern Caucasian and Indo-European, Vyacheslav V. Ivanov mentions the fire of the sun cult in Avestan, "fire priests", as well as "Dumézil’s interpretation that the name in an archaic Ossetic prayer written down by Gatiev 1876, should be understood as “Sun-Fire, the son of the Sun”.

Sun cult is the first cult of humanity and Sun Language Theory theory states that languages arose from sun/sky worship rituals. I had already stated that fire was akin to "the sun on earth" in my book on Sumerian Turks.

In Sumerian the words for sun are UT and UD. In Turkish OD means fire, basically the same as the word for sun in Sumerian. Moreover, the word for "dawn" is "tan" in Turkish. Note that English word dawn is very close in sound and has the same meaning. I had established the word for dawn as Ut (sun) + An (sky) = Utan (Udan) and with the initial vowel drop, "Tan".

English word dawn is either from a metathesis of the Turkishw word, Odan > Doan > Dawn or Od+oğ+an > Doğan (means what is born in Turkish) > Dawn.

"Udun" is the sumerian word for "kiln". "Odun" means wood in Turkish. Note both have the "Ud/Od" stem meaning "sun" in Sumerian and "fire" in common modern Turkish.

English word "wood" is derived from this same stem "od" which is found in both Sumerian and Turkish with the same meaning. Conceptually they are all related to heat. You may find how this word is formed as well as other related words in English in my book English was Turkish: Sumerian roots of Indo-European Languages.

Another word for fire in Turkish is ataş (ateş). This one also has the "at" stem related to "ut". Moreover it is also related to Avestan "atar" and Hurrian "tari" for fire and Latin "ater" (the word for black, as blackened with fire).

The closest word to Turkish word "ataş" is Avestan "atar" in Iran. The replacement of "r" with "z" is found in Uguz/Oguz Turkish as opposed to Ugur/Ogur Turkish hence atar = ataz. We also know from Mesopotamian records that s/z and s/ş are known to replace one another.

Hence atar = ataz = ataş. In Hungarian the word for fire is "tüz" and this is definitely related to "ataş/ataz" with an initial vowel drop.

Latin for black, ater, is related to Persian "tari", "tarik", and English word "dark". See more at dark. Fire/light and black/dark is related in sound and meaning, like yin-yang.

The word for fire "vatra" and the English word "water", Slavic / Balkan "voda"

Ivanov states that the words for fire/hearth in Albanian, Bosnian, Czech, Polish are one and same "vatra" and connects it to Latin ater, Avestan atar, Hurrian Tari but he wonders what the initial "v" is about.

That's actually very easy to answer with Sun Language Theory:

It is formed by simply adding a prefix "uğ" to the Avestan word for fire atar, hence uğ+atar.

uğatar > watar

Proto-Indo-European W becomes V all too often, hence "watar" becomes "vatar" and with a metathesis "vatra".

In "Water, Father, and Mother: Indo-European Languages derive from Turkish" I had established the common origins of the Indo-European word for "water". Here, we can see that the word for water follows a similar process hence the final sound for fire and water are pretty close in Czech, Polish, Albanian etc. This can be superimposed on migration data.

Tar and Dar, both of these words are of Sumerian Turkish origin as well uğ/uk (people, kind, lineage, like).

Water and Fire, Yin and Yang

The unity of polar opposites can be seen in the formation of the words for water and and fire in the above languages.

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