Ἀρμενία

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From Old Persian 𐎠𐎼𐎷𐎡𐎴 (Armina).

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Ἀρμενία (Armenía) (genitive Ἀρμενίας) f, first declension

  1. Armenia
    μεγάλη ἈρμενίαGreater Armenia
    μικρὰ Ἀρμενία, ἑτέρα ἈρμενίαLesser Armenia
    • 4th century BC, Xenophon (Xenophon), Anabasis (Anabasis), 3.5.17
      ἐδόκει δὲ τοῖς στρατηγοῖς ἀναγκαῖον εἶναι διὰ τῶν ὀρέων εἰς Καρδούχους ἐμβαλεῖν: τούτους γὰρ διελθόντας ἔφασαν εἰς Ἀρμενίαν ἥξειν, ἧς Ὀρόντας ἦρχε πολλῆς καὶ εὐδαίμονος. ἐντεῦθεν δ' εὔπορον ἔφασαν εἶναι ὅποι τις ἐθέλοι πορεύεσθαι.
      The opinion of the generals however, was that they must make their way through the mountains into the country of the Carduchians; for the prisoners said that after passing through this country they would come to Armenia, the large and prosperous province of which Orontas was ruler; and from there, they said, it was easy to go in any direction one chose.
    • 1st century AD, Flavius Josephus (Flavius Josephus), Antiquities of the Jews (Antiquities of the Jews), 1.90
      ἔπειτα τῆς λάρνακος περὶ ἄκραν τινὰ ὄρους σταθείσης κατὰ τὴν Ἀρμενίαν συνεὶς ὁ Νῶχος ἀνοίγει τ' αὐτὴν καὶ θεασάμενος γῆν βραχεῖαν περὶ αὐτὴν ἐπὶ χρηστοτέρας ἤδη γεγονὼς ἐλπίδος ἠρέμει.
      After this, the ark rested on the top of a certain mountain in Armenia; which, when Noah understood, he opened it; and seeing a small piece of land about it, he continued quiet, and conceived some cheerful hopes of deliverance.

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