գերեզման

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գերեզման (gerezman).

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գերեզման (gerezman)

  1. grave

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *գարեզման (*garezman) from Iranian *garezmān. Compare Persian گرزمان (garazmān, the highest heaven) and Avestan [script needed] (garō nmāna-, literally house of praise), denoting the abode of Ahura Mazda and his blessed angels in the Zoroastrian religion. The grave was viewed as a threshold to heaven.

Noun[edit]

գերեզման (gerezman

  1. grave, sepulchre, pit, tomb, monument, vault; churchyard
    հանել ի գերեզմանէhanel i gerezmanē ― to dig out of the ground, to disinter

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References[edit]

  • գերեզման in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գերեզման 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
  • գերեզման in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University