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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian բուրդ (burd).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

բուրդ (burd)

  1. wool
  2. (dialectal) chicken feather

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root *բուրդ- (*burd-, to cut) of բրդեմ (brdem, to cut to pieces), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰōrdʰ-; see the former for more.[1] The word originally had a broader meaning “something cut out, extracted”. Compare the Georgian borrowing ბურდო (burdo, chaff), which preserves the o-stem of Armenian, as well as its older meaning. For the semantic development compare կտուրք (kturkʿ, fleece) from կտրեմ (ktrem, to cut).

NounEdit

բուրդ (burd)

  1. wool

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 42–43

Further readingEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բուրդ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բուրդ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բուրդ”, 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
  • Djahukian, Gevorg (2003), “Notes on Some Lexical Correspondences between Armenian and the Kartvelian Languages”, in Iran and the Caucasus[1], volume 7, issue 1/2, pages 191–194