ալմաս

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ալմաս (almas).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ալմաս (almas)

  1. Alternative spelling of ալմաստ (almast)

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian الماس (almas). The spelling էլմաս (ēlmas) must be from Ottoman Turkish الماس (elmas). Ačaṙyan explains the -տ (-t) in the form ալմաստ (almast) as an inner-Armenian development, comparing such pairs as Սաղամաս (Sałamas) > Սալմաստ (Salmast, Salmas), սուս (sus) > dialectal սուստ (sust, silent), պես (pes) > dialectal -պեստ (-pest, like), ռուս (ṙus) > dialectal ռուստ (ṙust, Russian). But compare Middle Persian ʾlmʾst' (almāst), Northern Kurdish almast, Zazaki almast.

Noun[edit]

ալմաս (almas)

  1. diamond

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ալմաս in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, page 19b
  • ադամանդ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume I, page 80b