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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian թրթուր (tʿrtʿur).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

թրթուր (tʿrtʿur)

  1. caterpillar, grub
  2. caterpillar track

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of *թուր- (*tʿur-), from Proto-Indo-European *tōr-, from *terh₁- (to rub, turn), whence թուր (tʿur, sword); among the cognates compare especially Ancient Greek τερηδών (terēdṓn), Latin tarmes (woodworm), Lithuanian trandẽ (maggot).[1][2][3][4]

NounEdit

թրթուր (tʿrtʿur)

  1. caterpillar, grub
    • 5th century, Bible, Joel 1.4
      Զմնացորդս թրթրոյ եկեր մարախ, եւ զմնացորդս մարախոյ եկեր ջորեակ, եւ զմնացորդս ջորեկի եկեր երեւիլ։
      Zmnacʿords tʿrtʿroy eker marax, ew zmnacʿords maraxoy eker ǰoreak, ew zmnacʿords ǰoreki eker erewil.

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Petersson, Herbert (1920) Arische und armenische Studien (Lunds Universitets Årsskrift N.F. Avd. 1, Bd. 16. Nr. 3) (in German), Lund, Leipzig, page 84
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “թրթուր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 214–215
  3. ^ Tumanjan, Eteri (1978) Struktura indojevropejskix imen v armjanskom jazyke: opyt rekonstrukcii [The Structure of Indo-European Substantives in Armenian: Attempt on Reconstruction] (in Russian), Moscow: Nauka, page 88
  4. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “թրթուր”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 277a

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