Արուսեակ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original meaning of the word is “shining, light-emitting; luminary”, from *արոյսի (*aroysi), from Middle Median *arōsī (dawn), from Proto-Iranian *rausī- (radiance; dawn; morning), +‎ -ակ (-ak). Compare Sanskrit रुचि (ruci) and Middle Persian ʾlws (arus, white). Possibly related to արշալուրշ (aršalurš).

Proper noun[edit]

Արուսեակ (Aruseak)

  1. Venus (planet); morning star; evening star
  2. (figuratively) the Sun
  3. (figuratively) John the Baptist; baptism
  4. Lucifer (the devil)
  5. A female given name

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “Արուսեակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “Արուսեակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “Արուսեակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌axǰaxean, Manuēl (1837), “Արուսեակ”, in Baṙgirkʿ i barbaṙ hay ew italakan [Armenian–Italian Dictionary], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • 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 22-26