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մօր

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The original spelling is մաւր (mawr), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂tros, the genitive of *méh₂tēr.

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NounEdit

մօր (mōr)

  1. genitive singular of մայր (mayr)
  2. dative singular of մայր (mayr)
  3. locative singular of մայր (mayr)

ReferencesEdit

  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 447–449

Etymology 2Edit

The original spelling is մաւր (mawr). Usually connected with Proto-Balto-Slavic *mauˀras and derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *meuH- (to make wet, wash). However, Martirosyan links մաւր (mawr), մուր (mur, soot) and Proto-Balto-Slavic *mauˀras and prefers a European substrate origin for them. An alternative etymology derives մաւր (mawr) from Proto-Indo-European *móri (sea), but this is less likely. Nevertheless, a conflation of these two etyma in Armenian is possible. For -ատ (-at), found in the forms with a dental suffixal element, Martirosyan compares the pair արմն (armn) : արմատ (armat). See also Murat.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

մօր (mōr

  1. mud, marsh, swamp
    մօրք տղմացեալքmōrkʿ tłmacʿealkʿ ― silted marshes
  2. (post-classical, adjectival) marshy
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