վարշամակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վարշամակ (varšamak); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

վարշամակ (varšamak)

  1. (archaic) handkerchief; towel, napkin
  2. (archaic) headband, headcover, veil

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *varsayāmaka- (hair-holder), compounded from *varsa- (hair), whence Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀 (varəsa-, hair), Middle Persian wls (wars, hair), Old Armenian loanword վարս (vars), and a participle of Iranian *yām- (to hold), whence Middle Persian yʾmk' (jāmag), Persian جامه (jāma). The compound survives also in Persian باشامه (bāšāma).

Noun[edit]

վարշամակ (varšamak

  1. handkerchief; towel, napkin, linen
  2. headband, headcover, veil

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • վարշամակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վարշամակ 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
  • վարշամակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 28