ելակ

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Kipchak language: compare Bashkir еләк (yeläk).

First found in Stefanus Roszka's dictionary, quoting two works known only to him, therefore probably written in the Aṙtial (Transylvania) dialect milieu which was spoken by the Armenians in Romania, Hungary and Poland, some of whom immigrated from Crimea. Also found in the Nor Nakhichevan dialect, whose speakers likewise emigrated from Crimea. This geographical context explains the borrowing from Kipchak.

Copied from Roszka's dictionary into standard dictionaries and from there accepted as the standard designation of strawberry in the literary language.

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Noun[edit]

ելակ (elak)

  1. strawberry (fruit and plant of the genus Fragaria)
    Synonyms: (colloquial) կլուբնիկ (klubnik), (dialectal) խմորուկ (xmoruk)
    • finished 1731, Stefanus Roszka, Armenian–Latin Dictionary , (quoting from an unknown work abbreviated as Vir. G., which probably refers to some unknown translation of Virgil):[1]
      Որ քաղէք զծաղկունսն եւ զգետնածին ելաքս։
      Or kʿałēkʿ zcałkunsn ew zgetnacin elakʿs.
    • finished 1731, Stefanus Roszka, Armenian–Latin Dictionary , (quoting from an unknown work abbreviated as Ašx. tʿ., which probably refers to some unknown geographical work):[1]
      Բուսանին ելագք մրտիկք։
      Busanin elagkʿ mrtikkʿ.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973) , “ելակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 10
  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009) , “ելագ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836) , “ելագ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume I, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 649a

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Norayr N. Biwzandacʿi (2000) , “ելագ”, in Martiros Minassian, editor, Baṙagirkʿ storin hayerēni i matenagrutʿeancʿ ŽA–ŽĒ darucʿ [Dictionary of Middle Armenian Based on the Literature of 11–17th Centuries], Geneva: Martiros Minassian, page 179