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Eth. ARIZANTI (Ἀριζαντοί, Her. 1.101), one of the six tribes of ancient Media mentioned by Herodotus. The name is derived from the Sanscrit Arya-Zantu “of noble race.” (Bopp, Vergl. Gr. i. p. 213.) Chrysantas (Χρυάντας, Xen. Cyrop. 2.3. 5) is a name of similar origin and signification.


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