ալմաս

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ալմաս (almas).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ալմաս (almas)

  1. Alternative spelling of ալմաստ (almast)

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian الماس (almas). The spelling էլմաս (ēlmas) must be from Ottoman Turkish الماس (elmas). Ačaṙyan explains the -տ (-t) in the form ալմաստ (almast) as an inner-Armenian development, comparing such pairs as Սաղամաս (Sałamas)Սալմաստ (Salmast, Salmas), սուս (sus) → dialectal սուստ (sust, silent), պես (pes) → dialectal -պեստ (-pest, like), ռուս (ṙus) → dialectal ռուստ (ṙust, Russian). But compare Middle Persian ʾlmʾst' (almāst), Northern Kurdish almast, Zazaki almast.

Noun[edit]

ալմաս (almas)

  1. diamond

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “ալմաս”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 19b
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “ադամանդ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 80b