Երասխ

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Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Յերասխ(Yerasx) (reformed orthography spelling in 1922–1940)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian Երասխ(Erasx).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Երասխ ‎(Erasx)

  1. (historical, poetic) Araks, Yeraskh

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[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]

From Iranian *Raxsā-(swift-flowing) from *ra(n)g-(to move swiftly); compare Sanskrit रङ्घते(raṅghate, to hasten, run). Adopted by Armenians in the 7–6th century BC, during intensive contacts with the Median Empire. Old Georgian რახსი(raxsi) and Ancient Greek Ἀράξης(Aráxēs) are from Iranian as well.

Proper noun[edit]

Երասխ ‎(Erasx)

  1. Araks

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Sebastacʿi, Mxitʿar (1769), “Երասխ”, 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
  • 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 12