արջ

ArmenianEdit

արջ

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian արջ (arǰ); see below.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

արջ (arǰ)

  1. bear
    սպիտակ արջpolar bear

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). The troublesome -ǰ- is probably to be explained by tabu or an influence of արջն (arǰn, black).

NounEdit

արջ (arǰ

  1. bear
    արջ մատակarǰ matak — she-bear
    կորիւն արջուkoriwn arǰu — bear's cub
  2. (astronomy) Ursa
    Մեծ ԱրջMec Arǰ — Ursa Major
    Փոքր ԱրջPʿokʿr Arǰ — Ursa Minor
  3. carpenter's tool used in smoothing surfaces

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • արջ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արջ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արջ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “arǰ” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 143
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