մրջիւն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Meat eater ant feeding on honey02.jpg

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier մրջիմն (mrǰimn), from Proto-Indo-European *morw- (ant). Cognate with Ancient Greek μύρμηξ (múrmēks), Latin formica, Sanskrit वम्र (vamra), Persian مور (môr), Old Church Slavonic мравий (mraviй) (Russian муравей (muravej)).

Noun[edit]

մրջիւն (mrǰiwn

  1. ant
    մրջիւնք, կոյտ/բազմութիւն մրջեանցmrǰiwnkʿ, koyt/bazmutʿiwn mrǰeancʿ — ant-hill, ant hillock
    հարսնուկ մրջեանցharsnuk mrǰeancʿ — ant's eggs

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References[edit]

  • մրջիւն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մրջիւն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մրջիւն 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
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 483