բոյր

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Iranian origin. Compare Manichaean Parthian bwy (*bōy, smell, scent; incense), Manichaean Middle Persian bwy (*bōy, smell, scent; incense), Avestan [script needed] (baoiδi-, scent), Sogdian βwδ (*βōδ, incense), Persian بو (bu, smell), Pashto بوى (buy, smell), Ossetian буд (bud, incense).

Noun[edit]

բոյր (boyr)

  1. smell, odour (good or bad)

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Not attested in classical Old Armenian outside compounds.

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բոյր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բոյրք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy