Jamsheed's Var and the walled city of Ur

Discussion in 'Etymology, History of languages, and Linguistics (EHL)' started by mojobadshah, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. mojobadshah Senior Member

    Is there any connection between the word Var "walled enclosure" in Iranic and placenames like Ur the walled city?
  2. fdb Senior Member

    Cambridge, UK
    French (France)
  3. mojobadshah Senior Member

    It wouldn't surprise me if it was just a coincidental resemblance, but what makes you so sure?
  4. mojobadshah Senior Member

    Another interesting resemblance between this root Var and Sumerian is its cognate voru-kasha (cf. Caspian) which sounds as if it could correspond to Uruk. What does Uruk mean?
  5. origumi Senior Member


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