անիդ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. According to Martirosyan possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₂(e)nHti- ‎(duck) and cognate with Sanskrit आति ‎(ātí-, a water bird), Proto-Germanic *anudz, Latin anas ‎(duck, drake), Lithuanian ántis ‎(duck, mallard), Russian утка ‎(útka, duck)

Noun[edit]

անիդ ‎(anid

  1. an unknown kind of a bird

Usage notes[edit]

The word is a hapax legomenon.

References[edit]

  • անիդ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անիդ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անիդ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “anid” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 85