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 Moses of Chorene 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); see *remaz for some cognates. 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 Moses, 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]

  • Արամ in Hračʿya Ačaṙyan (1942–1962), Hayocʿ anjnanunneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Personal Names], in 5 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 11