յորձ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally means “provided with testicles”, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁en-h₃orǵʰi- (uncastrated, male (ram or buck)) and cognate with Ancient Greek ἔνορχiς (énorkhis), ἐνόρχης (enórkhēs), ἔνορχος (énorkhos), meaning “uncastrated, with testicles; he-goat”. For the constituents compare յ- (y-), որձիք (orjikʿ).

Noun[edit]

յորձ (yorj

  1. male sheep, ram

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • “*orj-i-” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 538
  • յորձ 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
  • որձ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University