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 -ջ- ‎(-ǰ-) is probably to be explained by taboo or an influence of արջն ‎(arǰn, black).

NounEdit

արջ ‎(arǰ

  1. bear
    արջ մատակ‎ ― arǰ matak ― she-bear
    կորիւն արջու‎ ― koriwn arǰu ― bear's cub
  2. (astronomy) Ursa
    Մեծ Արջ‎ ― Mec Arǰ ― Ursa Major
    Փոքր Արջ‎ ― Pʿokʿr Arǰ ― Ursa Minor
  3. carpenter's tool used in smoothing surfaces

DeclensionEdit

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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, a.k.a. NHB], 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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “arǰ” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 143
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