անդունդ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անդունդ (andund).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

անդունդ (andund)

  1. abyss

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *n̥-bʰudʰno- (bottomless), composed of *n̥- (privative prefix) + *bʰudʰno- (bottom), from *bʰudʰmḗn; see there for more.[1][2][3] For similar formations compare Russian без-дна (bez-dna), Ancient Greek ἄ-βυσσος (á-bussos), English bottom-less.

Noun[edit]

անդունդ (andund)

  1. abyss
  2. the infernal regions, hell, tartar

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Classically always used in the plural: անդունդք (andundkʿ).

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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. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “անդունդ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “andund-k‘”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 78

Further reading[edit]

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