ափիոն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ափիոն (apʿion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ափիոն (apʿion)

  1. opium

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Usage notes[edit]

In Armenia and ex-USSR communities colloquially Russian опиум (ópium) is often used instead.


Middle Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ափիոն (apʿion) (in Galen), from Middle Persian [script?] (apiyōn), from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion). The forms աֆիոն (afion), աֆիոն (afion) are from Arabic أفيون (ʾafyūn) or Persian افیون (afyun).

Noun[edit]

ափիոն (apʿion)

  1. opium

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References[edit]

  • ափիոն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • ափիոն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աֆիոն in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University