վառոդ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, a reshaping of բարութ (barutʿ) by a popular etymology as վառ (vaṙ, burning) + օդ (ōd, air). Spelled վարօդ (varōd) in Banali gitutʿean (1788).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

վառոդ (vaṙod) (traditional orthography spelling վառօդ)

  1. gunpowder

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially Russian порох (porox) is often used instead.

References[edit]

  • բարութ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Kłēopatra Sarafean (1788), Banali gitutʿean [Key of Knowledge], Saint Petersburg: Grigor Khaldariants press, pages 38, 201