Male, Mythology, Persian mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Y names

Yima

Yima is the Ancient Avestan form of Jam (also known as Jamshid), the name of a mythological king of Persia in Persian mythology. It seems to mean “twin”, making it a cognate of Sanskrit Yama (which also means “twin”).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Jam (Persian)
  • Cem (Turkish)
  • Yama (Sanskrit)

 

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