արմաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Parthian Tg (*amrāw) (note especially the form ամրաւ (amraw), if not an inner-Armenian development under the influence of ամր- (amr-, hard, solid). See Persian خرما (xormâ) for more.

The senses like “phoenix” developed on the model of Ancient Greek φοῖνιξ (phoîniks).

Noun[edit]

արմաւ (armaw

  1. date (fruit)
  2. bunch of dates, cluster of dates
  3. date palm
  4. leave of the date palm
  5. (botany) kind of a grass
  6. (mythology) phoenix

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References[edit]

  • արմաւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արմաւ 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
  • արմաւ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Henning. W. B. (1950), "A Pahlavi Poem", Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 13, No. 3., page 645
  • Korn, Agnes (2013), "Final troubles: Armenian stem classes and the word-end in Late Old Persian", in Sergei Tokhtas'ev, Pavel Lur'e (eds.): Commentationes Iranicae, Vladimiro f. Aaron Livschits nonagenario donum natalicium / Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladmira Aronoviča Livšitsa, St Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, pp. 74-91; page 81, note 39: "HENNING (1950, p. 645) notes that the Pth. form is amrāw as seen in “Man. ʾmrʾw , against Arm. armav”, and thus reads amrāw for the Arameogram Tg in the Draxt ī Asūrīg while MACIUSZAK (2007, p. 65, 125, 184) reads (the NP form) xormā on account of <hwlmʾk> occuring some lines later in the text. ʾmrʾw is found in the unpublished fragment M 171 II R 10 (Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst, pers. comm.). The relevant part of the fragment is partially broken off, though (see the photo at http://www.bbaw.de/forschung/turfanforschung/dta/m/images/m0171_seite2.jpg)."