երէ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Ačaṙyan leaves the origin open.

According to J̌ahukyan, probably from Proto-Indo-European *er-, *eri- (goat; sheep; cow; doe) (see Pokorny for this root), whence also որոջ (oroǰ) and երինջ (erinǰ), Ancient Greek ἔριφος (ériphos, kid), Latin ariēs (ram), Old Irish heirp (kid).

Noun[edit]

երէ (erē)

  1. herbivorous game animal (e.g. deer)
  2. living being (e.g. human)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “երէ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “երէ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “երէ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959), “²er-, eri-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 326
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1963), “Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 4, page 91