բերդ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բերդ (berd); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

բերդ (berd)

  1. fortress
  2. (dialectal, colloquial) prison

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a Semitic loan. Compare Classical Syriac ܒܝܪܬܐ (bīrtā), Akkadian 𒁉𒅕𒌅 (birtum, fortress).

Noun[edit]

բերդ (berd

  1. fortress
  2. (music) kind of a musical tone

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • բերդ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բերդ 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
  • բերդ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 176