մօր

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Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The original spelling is մաւր ‎(mawr), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂tros, the genitive of *méh₂tēr.

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NounEdit

մօր ‎(mōr)

  1. genitive singular of մայր ‎(mayr)
  2. dative singular of մայր ‎(mayr)
  3. locative singular of մայր ‎(mayr)

ReferencesEdit

  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 447–449

Etymology 2Edit

The original spelling is մաւր ‎(mawr). Usually connected with Proto-Balto-Slavic *mauˀras and derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *mewH- ‎(to make wet, wash). However, Martirosyan links մաւր ‎(mawr), մուր ‎(mur, soot) and Proto-Balto-Slavic *mauˀras and prefers a European substrate origin for them. An alternative etymology derives մաւր ‎(mawr) from Proto-Indo-European *móri ‎(sea), but this is less likely. Nevertheless, a conflation of these two etyma in Armenian is possible. For -ատ ‎(-at), found in the forms with a dental suffixal element, Martirosyan compares the pair արմն ‎(armn) : արմատ ‎(armat). See also Murat.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

մօր ‎(mōr)

  1. mud, marsh, swamp
    մօրք տղմացեալք‎ ― mōrkʿ tłmacʿealkʿ ― silted marshes
  2. (post-classical, adjectival) marshy
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ReferencesEdit

  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2009), “Armenian mawr ‘mud, marsh’ and its hydronimical value”, in Aramazd: Armenian journal of Near Eastern studies[1], volume 4, issue 1, pages 73–85 and 179–180