վիշապ

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian վիշապ ‎(višap); see below.

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NounEdit

վիշապ ‎(višap)

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap

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Old ArmenianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier *վէշապ ‎(*vēšap), from Parthian *vēšāp. The Avestan form is [script needed] ‎(višāpa) from earlier *viš.sāpa ‎(venom-sap), composed of [script needed] ‎(viša-, venom) (compare Sanskrit विष ‎(víṣa, poison)) and [script needed] ‎(sāpa, sap, savour; sap, juice) (compare Latin sapor). Georgian ვეშაპი ‎(vešaṗi) is also from Iranian.

NounEdit

վիշապ ‎(višap

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap
  2. leviathan; whale
    վիշապ ծովային‎ ― višap covayin ― araneus piscis, quaviver, weever
    վիշապ ձուկն‎ ― višap jukn ― cachalot
  3. typhon, vortex, whirlpool
  4. (figuratively) banner of Roman legions
  5. (astronomy) Draco

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ReferencesEdit

  • վիշապ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վիշապ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վիշապ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
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