աղբիւր

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The older form is աղբեւր (ałbewr), by dissimilation from *արբեւր (*arbewr), by adding a prothetic vowel to *րբեւր (*rbewr), by regular metathesis from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₁wr̥ .[1][2][3]

Noun[edit]

աղբիւր (ałbiwr)

  1. fountain, spring
  2. (figuratively) origin, source

Usage notes[edit]

The word has three combining forms: the oldest աղբեր- (ałber-) and later աղբիւր- (ałbiwr-) with աղբեւր- (ałbewr-).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, page 34
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղբիւր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aɫbewr”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 32

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղբիւր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղբիւր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy