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).

Noun[edit]

անիդ ‎(anid)

  1. an unknown kind of a bird
    • c. 600 CEc. 670 CE, Anania Širakacʿi, Ašxarhacʿoycʿ [Geography]
      [] եւ ՚ի հաւուց ճարակաւորս, զորս կտքաւ, զարաւշ, զանիդ եւ զայլս. ունի եւ ջերմուկս եւ աղտս եւ զամենայն պարարտութիւնս երկրի։

Usage notes[edit]

The word is a hapax legomenon.

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “անիդ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “անիդ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “անիդ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “anid”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 85