avestan meters

Avestan [saMhita pATha]

ýazata pouru-hvarenanghô ýazata pouru- baêshazô : cithra vô buyâresh masânå.

O gods of abundant divine luster, O gods of abundant medicines; let your excellence become manifest!’

meter in vedic terminology: pipIlikamadhyA uShnik [Avestan uShnik variant]

[pada pATha]

ýazata pouru-huvarenanghô / ýazata pouru- baêshazô / : cithra vô buya aresh masânå.

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An avestan chant fragmemt displaying the avestan equivalent of the vedic jagati (12*4). These jagatis that are approximately 12*4 pAdas. A terminal yajur like formula is added at the end of chant

aurvat-aspem bavâhi ýatha hvare,

raocinavañtem bavâhi ýatha månghem,

saocinavañtem bavâhi ýatha âtarem,

tizhinavañtem bavâhi ýatha mithrem

May you be swift-horsed, like the Hvar;

May you be lustrous, like the moon!

May you be blazing, like Atar!

May you sharp-rayed, like Mithra!

huraodhem verethrajanem bavâhi, ýatha sraoshem ashî

May you be tall and Verethra-smiting, like the [Asha*-filled] Sraosha!

*Asha= R^ita in vedic.

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~ by mAnasa-taraMgiNI on September 27, 2004.

 
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