դարբին

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դարբին (darbin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

դարբին (darbin)

  1. blacksmith, smith

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is disputed. Perhaps a Mediterranean-Pontic substrate word related to Latin faber. Derivation from Proto-Indo-European *dʰabʰ- (to put together, fit) is also possible; in that case cognate with Latin faber and Proto-Slavic *dobrъ. Has been also linked with Sumerian [script needed] (tabira, joiner), Hurrian [script needed] (tabiri, metal founder).

Noun[edit]

դարբին (darbin

  1. blacksmith

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In some attested passages Martirosyan sees the additional sense “heathen priest; poet”, which possibly originates from the Indo-European tradition.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • դարբին in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դարբին 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
  • դարբին 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 234