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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian բեհեզ (behez).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

բեհեզ (behez)

  1. byssus, fine linen

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Aramaic בּוּצָא(būṣā), Classical Syriac ܒܘܨܐ(būṣā), Hebrew בּוּץ(būṣ), Akkadian 𒁍𒌋𒋗 (bu-u-ṣu /būṣu/), Ancient Greek βύσσος (bússos, byssus), Arabic بَزّ(bazz), Ottoman Turkish بز(bez) and possibly Old Armenian վուշ (vuš). The immediate source of Armenian is unknown. Neither Greek, nor Aramaic explain բեհեզ (behez), which may come from earlier *բեեզ (*beez).[1][2][3][4][5] But compare the Ottoman Turkish بوحاسی(bohası), under which variant Meninski presents the likewise unexplained Ottoman Turkish بوغاسی(boğası), denoting a well-known kind of fine cotton fabric.

Wrongly claimed by Olsen 2017 with reference to a 1907 article by Spiegelberg as of Egyptian origin, where an Egyptian wꜣḏ (**linen) is posited, which is actually ḏꜣw (cloth, fabric) read in the wrong direction, also ḏꜣjt.[6][7]

NounEdit

բեհեզ (behez)

  1. byssus, fine linen

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 392
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “բեհէզ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 437—438
  3. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 947
  4. ^ Koehler, Ludwig; Walter, Baumgartner (1994–2000), “בוץ”, in The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, Leiden: Brill
  5. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “բեհէզ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 124b
  6. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (2017-07-26), “Armenian Textile Terminology”, in Gaspa, Salvatore; Michel, Cécile; Nosch, Marie-Louise, editors, Textile Terminologies from the Orient to the Mediterranean and Europe, 1000 BC to 1000 AD[1], Lincoln, Nebraska: Zea Books, DOI:10.13014/K2S46PVB, →ISBN, page 191
  7. ^ Spiegelberg, Wilhelm (1907), “Ägyptische Lehnwörter in der älteren griechischen Sprache”, in Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen (in German), volume 41, page 129

Further readingEdit

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