ամպ

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Armenian[edit]

ամպ

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ամպ (amp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ամպ (amp)

  1. cloud
  2. (figuratively) sorrow, grief

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *m̥bʰos, through labial assimilation from *nébʰos (nom. sing.), *n̥bʰés-s (gen. sing.).[1][2][3] Related to ամպրոպ (amprop, thunderstorm).

The sense of “sponge” is a calque of Persian ابرک (abrak, little cloud; sponge).[2]

Noun[edit]

ամպ (amp)

  1. cloud
    ամպ փոշւոյamp pʿošwoya cloud of dust
    ամպ ծխոյamp cxoya cloud of smoke
  2. (post-classical) lightning
  3. (post-classical) sponge

Usage notes[edit]

In some derivatives the word perhaps also means “sky” and “thunder”.

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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, pages 36–37
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ամպ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “amp”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 49

Further reading[edit]

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