արջ

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Armenian[edit]

արջ

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian արջ (arǰ); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

արջ (arǰ)

  1. bear
    սպիտակ արջpolar bear

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear).[1][2][3] The troublesome -ջ- (-ǰ-) is probably to be explained by taboo or an influence of արջն (arǰn, black).[3]

Noun[edit]

արջ (arǰ)

  1. bear
    արջ մատակarǰ matakshe-bear
    կորիւն արջուkoriwn arǰubear's cub
  2. (astronomy) Ursa
    Մեծ ԱրջMec ArǰUrsa Major
    Փոքր ԱրջPʿokʿr ArǰUrsa Minor
  3. carpenter's tool used in smoothing surfaces

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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 40–41
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “արջ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. 3.0 3.1 Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “arǰ”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 143

Further reading[edit]

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