Old ArmenianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

An Iranian borrowing: compare Parthian: 𐫁𐫀𐫗𐫁𐫏𐫢𐫗(bʾnbyšn /bāmbišn/), Middle Persian 𐭬𐭫𐭪𐭲𐭠(MLKTA /bāmbišn/, queen). For the ultimate origin see Proto-Indo-European *déms pótis.

NounEdit

բամբիշն (bambišn)

  1. lady of the house, queen
    Synonym: թագուհի (tʿaguhi)

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Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բամբիշն”, 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
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բամբիշն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, pages 116–117
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բամբիշն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy