ArmenianEdit

 
Մի սև օձ (Mi sew ōj, A black snake)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian օձ (ōj).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

օձ (ōj)

  1. snake, serpent

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The original spelling is աւձ (awj), from Proto-Armenian *awǵʰi, from *anʷgi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éngʷʰis (snake).

NounEdit

օձ (ōj)

  1. snake, serpent
    • 5th century, with changes and additions in later centuries, Baroyaxōs [Physiologus] Earliest recension (TR).6.17:[1]
      Այլ գոյ ինչ եւ յաւձին բարի, զի իմաստուն է․ եւ յառեւծն, զի հզաւր է․ եւ յոչխարն, զի հանդարտ է։
      Ayl goy inčʿ ew yawjin bari, zi imastun ē; ew yaṙewcn, zi hzawr ē; ew yočʿxarn, zi handart ē.
      • Translation by Gohar Muradyan
        But there is something good in the serpent, for it is wise, and in the lion too, for it is mighty, and in the sheep, for it is gentle.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the Physiologus, translates Ancient Greek ὄφις (óphis).

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: օձ (ōj)

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979) , “օձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837) , “օձ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) , “awj”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 153
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879) , “օձ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muradyan, Gohar (2005) Physiologus: The Greek and Armenian Versions with a Study of Translation Technique (Hebrew University Armenian Studies; 6)‎[1], Leuven – Paris – Dudley: Peeters, pages 97, 145