Ὀρόντης

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Partly from Median *Arēvand, from Iranian *Raivant-, *Rayivant- ‎(possessing wealth); see Old Armenian Երուանդ ‎(Eruand) for more. And partly from Median *Arvand; compare Avestan 𐬀𐬎𐬭𐬎𐬎𐬀𐬧𐬝- ‎(auruuaṇt̰-, swift). The name of the river is from the second only.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ὀρόντης ‎(Oróntēsm ‎(genitive Ὀρόντου); first declension

  1. the name of any one of a number of ancient Armenian kings named Orontes
  2. the river Orontes

InflectionEdit

The personal name does not take a definite article.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • p. 1,019 in S. C. Woodhouse’s English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language. Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited. 1950.
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 7
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