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ArmenianEdit

մի բաժակ սուրճ
(mi bažak surč)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian սուրճ ‎(surč).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

սուրճ ‎(surč)

  1. coffee bean
  2. coffee (beverage)
    մի բաժակ սուրճ‎ ― mi bažak surč ― a cup of coffee

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1945), “սուրճ”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), volume IV, Yerevan: State Publishing House, page 251bc
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սուրճ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935

Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1787, of uncertain origin.

According to some, e.g. Malxaseancʿ, of onomatopoeic origin, from the sound made when sipping coffee. Typologically compare Hungarian szürcsöl ‎(to slurp, sip), also of onomatopoeic origin. Rejected by Ačaṙyan. J̌ahukyan is more optimistic.

Urišean derives from Arabic سُلْج ‎(sulj, a delight swallowed with food).

NounEdit

սուրճ ‎(surč)

  1. (post-classical, modern) coffee
    սուրճ անապակ‎ ― surč anapak ― black coffee
    սուրճ կաթնախառն‎ ― surč katʿnaxaṙn ― coffee and milk
    սուրճ ջրախառն‎ ― surč ǰraxaṙn ― strong coffee
    ժամ սրճոյ‎ ― žam srčoy ― coffeetime
    եփել սուրճ‎ ― epʿel surč ― to make coffee
    ըմպել սուրճ‎ ― əmpel surč ― to drink coffee

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սուրճ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “սուրճ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 257a
  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1945), “սուրճ”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), volume IV, Yerevan: State Publishing House, page 251
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “սուրճ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 690b
  • Urišean, Vardgēs (1998), “սուրճ”, in Mer armatnerə nor loysi tak [Our Root Words Under New Light] (in Armenian), volume II, Fresno: Meshag Printing & Publishing, page 178b
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