Ասորեստան

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian Ասորեստան (Asorestan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ասորեստան (Asorestan)

  1. (historical) Assyria

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Barsełyan, Hovhannes (2006), “Ašxarhagrakan anunneri hayeren taṙadarjutʿyan masin orošum [A Decision on Armenian Transcription of Geographic Names]”, in Terminabanakan ew ułłagrakan tełekatu [Terminological and Orthographic Reference Book][1] (in Armenian), 6th edition, Yerevan: 9-rd hrashalik, ISBN 99941-56-03-9, page 47

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either wholly borrowed from Iranian – compare Middle Persian 𐭠𐭮𐭥𐭥𐭮𐭲𐭭 (ʾswrstn), Parthian 𐭀𐭎𐭅𐭓𐭎𐭕𐭍 (ʾswrstn) – or, according to Hübschmann, formed in Armenian as ասորի (asori) +‎ -աստան (-astan). The sound change -իա- (-ia-)-ե- (-e-) is regular in Armenian.

Proper noun[edit]

Ասորեստան (Asorestan)

  1. Assyria

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Sebastacʿi, Mxitʿar (1769), “Ասորեստան”, in Baṙgirkʿ Haykazean lezui. Baṙaran yatuk anuancʿ [Dictionary of the Armenian Language. Dictionary of Proper Names] (in Old Armenian), volume II, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 22