բանակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian բանակ (banak).

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Noun[edit]

բանակ (banak)

  1. army

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.[1] Probably an Iranian borrowing, but the exact source is unidentified.[2][3]

Noun[edit]

բանակ (banak)

  1. army
  2. caravan of travelers
  3. camp; encampment
    բանակ առնուլ, հարկանելbanak aṙnul, harkanelto encamp, to pitch a camp
    բառնալ զբանակնbaṙnal zbanaknto remove the camp

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բանակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  2. ^ 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 249
  3. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “բանակ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik

Further reading[edit]

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