վիշապ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վիշապ (višap); see below.

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Noun[edit]

վիշապ (višap)

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *վէշապ (*vēšap), from Parthian *vēšāp. The Avestan form is [script?] (višāpa) from earlier *viš.sāpa (venom-sap), composed of [script?] (viša-, venom) (compare Sanskrit विष (víṣa, poison)) and [script?] (sāpa, sap, savour; sap, juice) (compare Latin sapor). Georgian ვეშაპი (vešapi) is also from Iranian.

Noun[edit]

վիշապ (višap

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap
  2. leviathan; whale
    վիշապ ծովայինvišap covayin ― araneus piscis, quaviver, weever
    վիշապ ձուկնvišap jukn ― cachalot
  3. typhon, vortex, whirlpool
  4. (figuratively) banner of Roman legions
  5. (astronomy) Draco

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References[edit]

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