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]

  • երէ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • երէ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • երէ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “²er-, eri-” in Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume II, page 326
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1963), Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]. In: Patma-Banasirakan Handes 1963, No. 4: 85–98, page 91