Արարատ

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Armenian[edit]

Ararat from Yerevan.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian Արարատ (Ararat); see it for more.

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Արարատ (Ararat)

  1. (biblical) Ararat (mountain)
  2. Ararat (province in Armenia)
  3. Ararat (town in Armenia)
  4. A male given name, Ararat.

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Mount Ararat has been revered by the Armenians as symbolizing their national identity and their irredentism.

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via Ancient Greek Ἀραρὰτ (Ararat) of the Septuagint translation from Biblical Hebrew אררט (Ǎrārāṭ) in Genesis 8:4. Corresponds to Assyrian 𒆳𒌵 (Urarṭu, Urartu). In Armenian antiquity the name Արարատ (Ararat) did not refer to the mountain known today by that name, which was then called Մասիս (Masis). The association of Արարատ (Ararat) with this mountain is a later occurrence, according to Murat (1900) not pre-dating the 11th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Արարատ (Ararat)

  1. (biblical) Ararat
    • 5th century AD, Bible, Genesis, 8:4
      Եւ նստաւ տապանն յեւթներորդում ամսեանն ՚ի քսանեւեւթն ամսոյն ՚ի լերինս Արարատայ։
      Ew nstaw tapann yewtʿnerordum amseann i kʿsanewewtʿn amsoyn i lerins Araratay.
      And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

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