ձմերուկ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ձմերուկ (jmeruk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ձմերուկ (jmeruk)

  1. watermelon

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձմեր- (jmer-), oblique stem of ձմեռն (jmeṙn, winter), +‎ -ուկ (-uk). Called so perhaps because of its refreshing cool juice. Compare Georgian საზამთრო (sazamt’ro, watermelon; wintry, of winter), from ზამთარი (zamt’ari, winter).

Noun[edit]

ձմերուկ (jmeruk), genitive singular ձմերկի (jmerki)

  1. watermelon (plant) (Citrullus vulgaris)
  2. watermelon (fruit)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • ձմերուկ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • ձմերուկ 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
  • ձմերուկ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ձմերուկ in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 437