բորենի

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Armenian[edit]

բորենի (boreni)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian բորենի (boreni); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

բորենի (boreni)

  1. hyena

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • (Armenia and ex-USSR countries) Colloquially Russian гиена (giéna) is used instead.

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *bōr- (brown, multicoloured) +‎ -ենի (-eni, fur/skin suffix). Compare Middle Persian [script needed] (bōr, reddish-brown, bay, chestnut (horse))[script needed], Kurdish bor (grey). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰebʰru-, reduplicated from *bʰer- (brown); cognate with Sanskrit बभ्रु (babhru, reddish brown, brown; kind of ichneumon; a reddish-brown cow), Proto-Germanic *bebruz. The original meaning of բորենի (boreni) may have been “fur of hyena”. See also բորեկ (borek).

Noun[edit]

բորենի (boreni

  1. hyena

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • բորենի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բորենի 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
  • բորենի 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 189