բուռ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian բուռն (buṙn); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

բուռ (buṙ)

  1. hollow of the hand; cupped hand
  2. handful (of)
    մի բուռ շեմուշկաmi buṙ šemuška ― a handful of sunflower seeds
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian բուռ (buṙ); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

բուռ (buṙ)

  1. lime
  2. plaster
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A wandering word from an unspecifiable language, found also in Akkadian [script needed] (pīlu, pūlu)[script needed], Ancient Greek πῶρος (pôros, tufa; stone), Urartian [script needed] (pulus, stone, stele) [script needed]. An ancient Anatolian or Mesopotamian origin is probable.

Noun[edit]

բուռ (buṙ

  1. lime
  2. plaster
  3. varnish

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • բուռ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բուռ 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
  • բուռ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • John Greppin (1991), The Survival of Ancient Anatolian and Mesopotamian Vocabulary Until the Present. In: Journal of Near Eastern Studies 50.3: 203–207