Ὀρόντης

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Partly from Median *Arēvand, from Iranian *Raivant-, *Rayivant- (possessing wealth); see Old Armenian Երուանդ (Eruand) for more. And partly from Median *Arvand; compare Avestan 𐬀𐬎𐬭𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬧𐬝- (auruuaṇt̰-, swift). The name of the river is from the second only.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ὀρόντης (Orontēs) (genitive Ὀρόντου) m, first declension

  1. the name of any one of a number of ancient Armenian kings named Orontes
  2. the river Orontes

InflectionEdit

The personal name does not take a definite article.

DescendantsEdit

  • Greek: Ορόντης (Orontis)
  • Latin: Orontes

ReferencesEdit

  • Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary page 1019
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 7
Last modified on 24 August 2013, at 07:41