Could the word 'anger' be derived from the Zoroastrian god of evil 'Angra Mainyu'?

asked 2018-12-13 08:01:28 -0400

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I was wondering whether the word 'anger' could be derived from the Zoroastrian God of Evil 'Angra Mainyu'. It seems like the origin of the word is now put in Norway, however the Norwegian Vikings seemed to have maintained trade connections with Persia and the Byzantine Empire. Could it be that the word 'anger' wasn't derived from the Norwegian word 'angr' but actually from the Zoroastrian God of evil ?

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