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گاومیش

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یک گاومیش

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian 𐭲𐭥𐭥𐭠𐭬𐭩𐭱 (gāw-mēš), literally “cow-sheep”, compare Persian گاو (gâv, cow) and میش (mêš, ewe).

The Iranian word has been borrowed all over the Orient: compare Old Armenian գոմէշ (gomēš), Classical Syriac ܓܡܘܫܐ (gāmōšā), Arabic جاموس (jāmūs), Georgian გამეში (gameši), კამეჩი (kameč’i), Chechen гомаш (gomaš), Ossetian къамбец (k’ambec).

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NounEdit

گاومیش (gâvmiš) (plural گاومیشان or گاومیش‌ها)

  1. buffalo

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ReferencesEdit

  • գոմէշ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University