Արամ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian Արամ ‎(Aram).

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Proper noun[edit]

Արամ ‎(Aram)

  1. A male given name, Aram

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested by Movsēs Xorenacʿi as the name of the legendary patriarch of Armenians.

According to Perixanjan, from Middle Median *Arām, from Old Iranian *Rāma- ‎(literally joy, peace); compare Avestan [script needed] ‎(rāman-, peace), Persian رام ‎(râm), آرام ‎(ârâm). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rem- ‎(to rest, become quiet, calm). Perixanjan derives Արամանեակ ‎(Aramaneak) and Արամայիս ‎(Aramayis) from the same source.

A relation to Arame, king of Urartu, the meaning of whose name is unknown, has also been suggested.

According to Movsēs, patriarch Aram's name is the source of the exonym Armenia, but this is a folk etymology.

Proper noun[edit]

Արամ ‎(Aram)

  1. A male given name, Aram.

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1942–1962), “Արամ”, in Hayocʿ anjnanunneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Personal Names] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 11