Արուսեակ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original meaning of the word is “shining, light-emitting; luminary”, from *արոյսի (*aroysi), from Middle Median *arōsī (dawn), from Proto-Iranian *rausī- (radiance; dawn; morning), +‎ -ակ (-ak). Compare Sanskrit रुचि (ruci) and Middle Persian [script?] (arus)/[script?] (arōs, white). Possibly related to արշալուրշ (aršalurš).

Proper noun[edit]

Արուսեակ (Aruseak)

  1. Venus (planet); morning star; evening star
  2. (figuratively) the Sun
  3. (figuratively) John the Baptist; baptism
  4. Lucifer (the devil)
  5. A female given name

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References[edit]

  • Արուսեակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Արուսեակ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Արուսեակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Արուսեակ” in Manuēl J̌axǰaxean (1837), Dizionario armeno-italiano, in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 22-26