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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian առասպել (aṙaspel).

PronunciationEdit

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  • (Eastern Armenian, standard) IPA(key): [ɑrɑsˈpɛl]
  • Hyphenation: ա‧ռաս‧պել

NounEdit

առասպել (aṙaspel)

  1. myth
  2. legend

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the preposition առ (aṙ, by, at, near) +‎ -ա- (-a-) + Proto-Indo-European *spel- (to tell); cognate with Proto-Germanic *spellą.[1][2][3] The word is structurally, semantically and etymologically identical with Old English bi-spell.[3]

NounEdit

առասպել (aṙaspel)

  1. mythical story, fiction, tale; mythical untrue/unbelievable/unsensical story; fairy tale
  2. infamous subject for public talkings
  3. fable
  4. proverb
  5. riddle

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: առասպել (aṙaspel)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 38–39
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առասպել”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. 3.0 3.1 Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aṙaspel”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 104

Further readingEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առասպել”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առասպել”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy