ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian բերդ (berd).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Eastern Armenian, standard) IPA(key): [bɛɾtʰ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

բերդ (berd)

  1. fortress
  2. (dialectal, colloquial) prison

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a Semitic loan. Compare Classical Syriac ܒܝܪܬܐ(bīrtā), Akkadian 𒁉𒅕𒌅 (birtum, fortress).

NounEdit

բերդ (berd)

  1. fortress
  2. (music) kind of a musical tone

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: բերդ (berd)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բերդ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բերդ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բերդ”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 176