արշալուրշ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *արշալուրջ (*aršalurǰ). The second part is լուրջ (lurǰ, half-dark). The first part is probably an Iranian borrowing; compare Avestan [script needed] (auruša-, white), Sanskrit अरुष (aruṣá-, reddish, light red, glowing, fire-coloured) and Old Armenian loanword Արուսեակ (Aruseak). Alternatively, the first part is from արջն (arǰn, black; dark). The forms ending in -լոյս (-loys) were modified folk-etymologically under the influence of լոյս (loys).

Noun[edit]

արշալուրշ (aršaluršindeclinable

  1. the last part of the night which is followed by the dawn, probably twilight

Usage notes[edit]

Classically always used in the plural, արշալուրշք (aršalurškʿ), and with the preposition ընդ (ənd). Usually undeclined, but the following form are attested: աչալրջացն (ačʿalrǰacʿn), աչալրջոցն (ačʿalrǰocʿn), աշալրջոցն (ašalrǰocʿn), աջալրջոցն (aǰalrǰocʿn), աջալջուցն (aǰalǰucʿn).

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References[edit]

  • արշալոյս in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aršalurš-k‘” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 142