երէց

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pre(y)sgʷu-. Cognate with Ancient Greek πρέσβυς ‎(présbus, old) and Latin priscus ‎(ancient), pristinus ‎(primitive, pristine). The original meaning of the Armenian is “eldest; great”. The sense of “priest” was formed in the Christian period based on the Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος ‎(presbúteros, elder; priest).

Adjective[edit]

երէց ‎(erēcʿ)

  1. elder, senior
    երէց գահ‎ ― erēcʿ gah ― the first or highest place

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

երէց ‎(erēcʿ)

  1. presbyter
    երիցանց երէց‎ ― ericʿancʿ erēcʿ ― pontiff

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “երէց”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “երէց”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “երէց”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 14
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 262