Երասխ

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Յերասխ (Yerasx) (reformed orthography spelling in 1922–1940)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian Երասխ (Erasx).

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Proper noun[edit]

Երասխ (Erasx)

  1. (historical, poetic) Araks, Yeraskh

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *Raxsā- (swift-flowing) from *ra(n)g- (to move swiftly); compare Sanskrit रङ्घते (raṅghate, to hasten, run). Adopted by Armenians in the 7–6th century BC, during intensive contacts with the Median Empire. Old Georgian რახსი (raxsi) and Ancient Greek Ἀράξης (Araksēs) are from Iranian as well.

Proper noun[edit]

Երասխ (Erasx) (singular genitive Երասխայ)

  1. Araks

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References[edit]

  • Երասխ” in Mxitʿar Sebastacʿi (1749–1769), Baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, volume II, Baṙaran yatuk anuancʿ [Dictionary of Proper Names]
  • 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 12