ամպ

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Armenian[edit]

ամպ

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ամպ (amp); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ամպ (amp)

  1. cloud
  2. (figuratively) sorrow, grief

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nbʰés-s, zero-grade genitive singular of *nébʰos. Related to ամպրոպ (amprop, thunderstorm). The sense of “sponge” is a translation of Persian ابرک (abrak, little cloud; sponge).

Noun[edit]

ամպ (amp

  1. cloud
    ամպ փոշւոյamp pʿošwoy ― a cloud of dust
    ամպ ծխոյamp cxoy ― a cloud of smoke
  2. (post-classical) lightning
  3. (post-classical) sponge

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In some derivatives the word perhaps also means “sky” and “thunder”.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ամպ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ամպ 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
  • ամպ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “amp” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 49