Արամ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian Արամ (Aram).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Արամ (Aram)

  1. A male given name, Aram

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested by Movsēs Xorenacʿi as the name of the legendary patriarch of Armenians. According to Movsēs, patriarch Aram's name is the source of the exonym Armenia, but this is a folk etymology.

According to Perixanjan, from Middle Median *Arām, from Old Iranian *Rāma- (literally joy, peace); compare Avestan 𐬭𐬁𐬨𐬀𐬥(rāman, peace), Persian رام(râm), آرام(ârâm). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rem- (to rest, become quiet, calm). She derives Արամանեակ (Aramaneak) and Արամայիս (Aramayis) from the same source.[1]

A relation to Arame, the name of the king of Urartu of unknown meaning, has also been suggested.[2]

Formally, the name can be derived from Classical Syriac ܐܕܡ(ʼĀḏām, Adam). For Syriac → Armenian ր (r) compare հրեայ (hreay), ծարիր (carir).

Proper noun[edit]

Արամ (Aram)

  1. A male given name, Aram.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: Արամ (Aram)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perixanjan, A. G. (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
  2. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1942–1962), “Արամ”, in Hayocʿ anjnanunneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Personal Names] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press