նշանակ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian նշանակ (nšanak). For the dialectal sense "rainbow" compare Genesis 9:13 quoted in Old Armenian նշանակ (nšanak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

նշանակ (nšanak)

  1. sign, mark, symbol
  2. (dialectal) rainbow
    Synonym: ծիածան (ciacan)

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Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977) , “նշանակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 461a

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Wholly borrowed from a Middle Iranian word of the shape *nišānak. Compare Persian نشانه(nešâne, sign, symbol, mark). For the constituents see նշան (nšan) and -ակ (-ak).

NounEdit

նշանակ (nšanak)

  1. sign, mark, symbol
    • 5th century, Bible, Genesis 9.13:[1]
      Զաղեղն իմ եդից յամպս եւ եղիցի ի նշանակ յաւիտենական ուխտին ընդ իս եւ ընդ ամենայն երկիր։
      Załełn im edicʿ yamps ew ełicʿi i nšanak yawitenakan uxtin ənd is ew ənd amenayn erkir.
      • Translation by Hrach Martirosyan
        I shall place my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the eternal covenant between me and the earth.

Usage notesEdit

In Genesis 9:13, renders Ancient Greek σημεῖον (sēmeîon)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: նշանակ (nšanak)

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977) , “նշանակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 461a
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) , “նշանակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 206
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879) , “նշանակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zeytʿunyan A. S., editor (1985) Girkʿ cnndocʿ [Book of Genesis] (Hay hnaguyn tʿargmanakan hušarjanner; 1), critical text, Yerevan: Academy Press, page 184