առիւծ

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Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙean, the earlier form is առեւծ (aṙewc), with prothetic ա- (a-) from *ռեւծ (*ṙewc), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewg-.[1][2] This is accepted by J̌ahukyan with reservation[3], but rejected by Olsen who considers the word etymologically unclear[4].

Noun[edit]

առիւծ (aṙiwc)

  1. lion
    մատակ առիւծmatak aṙiwclioness
    կորիւն առիւծուkoriwn aṙiwculion's whelp, young lion
    մռնչիւն, մռնչել առիւծուmṙnčʿiwn, mṙnčʿel aṙiwcuroaring, to roar
  2. (astronomy) Leo

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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 38–39
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “առիւծ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 259–260
  3. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “առիւծ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 74b
  4. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 938

Further reading[edit]

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