փիլիսոփայ

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EtymologyEdit

From Classical Syriac ܦܝܠܘܣܘܦܐ(fīlōsōfā), from Ancient Greek φιλόσοφος (philósophos). Borrowed via Syriac as shown by the -այ (-ay) ending. Doublet of փիլիսոփոս (pʿilisopʿos).

NounEdit

փիլիսոփայ (pʿilisopʿay)

  1. philosopher
    Synonyms: փիլիսոփոս (pʿilisopʿos), իմաստասէր (imastasēr)
    • 16th century, Grigoris Ałtʿamarcʿi, Tałer [Poems] [1][2]:
      Առ յոտըս երջանիկ րաբունապետի՝
      Գրիգորիոս անուն արթուն հըսկողի,
      Քաջ հըռետոր անյաղթ փիլիսոփայի
      Եւ երիցս երանեալ մեծ վարժապետի։
      Aṙ yotəs erǰanik rabunapeti,
      Grigorios anun artʿun həskołi,
      Kʿaǰ həṙetor anyałtʿ pʿilisopʿayi
      Ew ericʿs eraneal mec varžapeti.
      • Translation by S. Peter Cowe
        At the feet of fortunate rabunapet
        The vigilant watchful one, Grigoris by name
        The excellent rhetorician, the invincible philosopher,
        And thrice-blessed great teacher.
  2. chorister, singer

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DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: փիլիսոփա (pʿilisopʿa)

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “փիլիսոփայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “փիլիսոփայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cowe, S. Peter (2019), “The object of Ałtʿamarʿci’s affections”, in U. Bläsing, J. Dum-Tragut, T.M. van Lint, editors, Armenian, Hittite, and Indo-European Studies: A Commemoration Volume for Jos J.S. Weitenberg (Hebrew University Armenian Studies; 15), Leuven: Peeters, page 66
  2. ^ Avdalbegyan, Mayis (1963) Grigoris Ałtʿamarcʿi : XVI d. : Usumnasirutʿyun, kʿnnakan bnagrer ew canotʿagrutʿyunner [Grigoris Ałtʿamarcʿi : 16th c. : Study, critical text, and annotations] (Miǰnadaryan hay tałerguner; 6)‎[1], Yerevan: Academy Press, page 120