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

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

արջ (arǰ

  1. bear
    արջ մատակarǰ matak — she-bear
    կորիւն արջուkoriwn arǰu — bear's cub
  2. (astronomy) Ursa
    Մեծ ԱրջMec Arǰ — Ursa Major
    Փոքր ԱրջPʿokʿr Arǰ — Ursa Minor
  3. carpenter's tool used in smoothing surfaces

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References[edit]

  • արջ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արջ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արջ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “arǰ” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 143