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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

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “արջ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “արջ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “արջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “arǰ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 143
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