մարգարիտ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մարգարիտ (margarit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

մարգարիտ (margarit)

  1. pearl

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • մարգարիտ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume III, pages 277–278

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan derives from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs) but because of the very early attestation of the word in Armenian, when Greek borrowings were not happening yet, he assumes a mediation by Latin margarīta, margarītum.

However, nowadays the Greek word is considered an Iranian borrowing and *margārīt has been reconstructed in Parthian. See مروارید (marvârid, morvârid) for details. If this is correct, Armenian մարգարիտ (margarit) should be considered a Parthian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

մարգարիտ (margarit

  1. pearl
  2. (post-classical, botany) daisy
  3. (post-classical, chemistry) margarine

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • մարգարիտ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մարգարիտ 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
  • մարգարիտ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume III, pages 277–278