Երասխ

ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Յերասխ ‎(Yerasx) (reformed orthography spelling in 1922–1940)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian Երասխ ‎(Erasx).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Երասխ ‎(Erasx)

  1. (historical, poetic) Araks, Yeraskh

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Iranian *Raxsā- ‎(swift-flowing) from *ra(n)g- ‎(to move swiftly); compare Sanskrit रङ्घते ‎(raṅghate, to hasten, run). Adopted by Armenians in the 7–6th century BC, during intensive contacts with the Median Empire. Old Georgian რახსი ‎(raxsi) and Ancient Greek Ἀράξης ‎(Aráxēs) are from Iranian as well.

Proper nounEdit

Երասխ ‎(Erasx)

  1. Araks

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Երասխ” in Mxitʿar Sebastacʿi (1749–1769), Baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, volume II, Baṙaran yatuk anuancʿ [Dictionary of Proper Names]
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 12