դարբին

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դարբին ‎(darbin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

դարբին ‎(darbin)

  1. blacksmith, smith

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is disputed. Perhaps a Mediterranean-Pontic substrate word related to Latin faber. Derivation from Proto-Indo-European *dʰabʰ- ‎(to put together, fit) is also possible; in that case cognate with Latin faber and Proto-Slavic *dobrъ. Has been also linked with Sumerian [script needed] ‎(tabira, joiner), Hurrian [script needed] ‎(tabiri, metal founder).

Noun[edit]

դարբին ‎(darbin)

  1. blacksmith

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

In some attested passages Martirosyan sees the additional sense “heathen priest; poet”, which possibly originates from the Indo-European tradition.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դարբին”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դարբին”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դարբին”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 234