𐎠𐎼𐎷𐎡𐎴𐎹

Old PersianEdit

An early 5th century BC relief of an Armenian tribute bearer. This relief is from the eastern stairs leading to the Apadana at Persepolis.

EtymologyEdit

Masculine gender adjective formed from 𐎠𐎼𐎷𐎡𐎴 (Armina), used as a substantive.

NounEdit

armiiniya (Arminiya)

  1. an Armenian
    • late 6th century BC, Darius the Great, Behistun Inscription, Column 2, lines 29-31
      ...θātiy Dārayavauš xšāyaθiya Dādaršiš nāma Arminiya manā badaka avam adam frāišayam Arminam avaθāšaiy aθaham paraidiy kāra hya hamiçiva manā naiy gaubataiy avam jadiy...
      King Darius says: An Armenian named Dādarši, my servant, I sent into Armenia, and I said unto him: 'Go, smite that host which is in revolt and does not acknowledge me.'
    • late 6th century BC, Darius the Great, Behistun Inscription, Column 3, lines 76-83
      ...θātiy Dārayavauš xšāyaθiya yātā adam Pārsaiy u[t]ā Mādaiy āham patiy duvitîyam Bābiruviyā hamiçiyā abava hacāma I martiya Arxa nāma Arminiya Halditahya puça hauv udapatatā Bābirauv Dubāla nāmā dahyāuš hacā avadaša hauv kārahyā avaθā adurujiya adam Nabukudracara amiy hya Nabunaitahya puça pasāva kāra Bābiruviya hacāma hamiçiya abava abiy avam Arxam ašiyava Bābirum hauv agarbāyatā hauv xšāyaθiya abava Bābirauv...
      King Darius says: While I was in Persia and in Media, the Babylonians revolted from me a second time. A certain man named Arakha, an Armenian, son of Haldita, rebelled in Babylon. At a place called Dubāla, he lied unto the people, saying: 'I am Nebuchadnezzar, the son of Nabonidus.' Then did the Babylonian people revolt from me and they went over to that Arakha. He seized Babylon, he became king in Babylon.
  2. Armenia

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Last modified on 8 March 2013, at 08:37