արշալուրշ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From *արշալուրջ (*aršalurǰ). The second part is լուրջ (lurǰ, half-dark). The first part is probably an Iranian borrowing; compare Avestan 𐬀𐬎𐬭𐬎𐬱𐬀 (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]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “արշալոյս”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aršalurš-k‘”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 142