աղանդ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղանդ ‎(ałand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

աղանդ ‎(ałand)

  1. sect (a religious group sharing unorthodox religious beliefs)
  2. (derogatory) cult
  3. group of sect or cult members

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan leaves the origin open. According to J̌ahukyan, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *al- ‎(to wander, roam), on which see աղամող ‎(ałamoł). Among the cognates he compare especially Ancient Greek ἀλάτεια ‎(aláteia, wandering, roaming).

Noun[edit]

աղանդ ‎(ałand)

  1. (religion) sect (a religious group sharing unorthodox religious beliefs)
  2. group of sect members
  3. magic, charm, enchantment, sorcery
  4. religion (orthodox, not a sect)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղանդ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղանդ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղանդ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1963), “Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 4, page 87
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “աղանդ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 34ab