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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Armenian վարձակ (varjak).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

վարձակ (varjak)

  1. (historical) vardzak

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Xačʿatryan, Ž. (1985), “վարձակ”, in Hambarjumyan V. H. et al., editors, Haykakan sovetakan hanragitaran [Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia] (in Armenian), volume XI, Yerevan: Haykakan sovetakan hanragitarani glxavor xmbagrutʿyun, page 340bc

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Iranian *varzāk, which, according to Asatryan, is an agent noun from the root *warĵ- (to do; to work). For the suffix see -ակ (-ak). Byzantine Greek βάρζα (bárza) found in the Suda lexicon as a synonym of ψάλτρια (psáltria, female harper) is of the same origin.

NounEdit

վարձակ (varjak)

  1. vardzak
    • 5th century, Bible, 2 Samuel 19.35
      [] կամ թէ լսիցե՞մ տակաւին զձայն գուսանաց եւ վարձակաց []
      [] kam tʿē lsicʿe?m takawin zjayn gusanacʿ ew varjakacʿ []
      Can I still hear the voices of gusans and vardzaks?

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վարձակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “վարձակ”, 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 245
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “վարձակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 322–323
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “վարձակ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 707
  • Asatrjan, G. S. (2013), “Parfjanskoje gōsān [Parthian gōsān]”, in Toxtasʹjev S. R., Lurʹje P. B., editors, Commentationes Iranicae. Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladimira Aronoviča Livšica[1] (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, →ISBN, page 103
  • Hambarjumyan V. H. et al., editors (1985), “վարձակ”, in Haykakan sovetakan hanragitaran [Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia] (in Armenian), volume XI, Yerevan: Haykakan sovetakan hanragitarani glxavor xmbagrutʿyun, page 340bc