փոսուռայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From unattested Ancient Greek *φωσουρά (*phōsourá, firefly, literally light-tailed), composed of φώς (phṓs, light) + οὐρά (ourá, tail). Compare the Armenian name of the insect: լուսատտիկ (lusattik), կայծոռիկ (kaycoṙik).

Noun[edit]

փոսուռայ (pʿosuṙay

  1. firefly
    փոսուռայ անթեւpʿosuṙay antʿew ― glow-worm

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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