հարսն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pr̥ḱen- or *pr̥ḱon-, from *pr̥ḱ-, the zero-grade of *preḱ- (to ask, to ask someone's hand in marriage).

Noun[edit]

հարսն (harsn)

  1. bride
    խօսիլ հարսնxōsil harsnto betroth, to affiance
  2. daughter-in-law
  3. (mythology) nymph
    յաւերժ հարսնyawerž harsnnymph
    հարսնսունք լեռնայինքharsnsunkʿ leṙnayinkʿoreads, mountain nymphs

Usage notes[edit]

This word has two combining forms: հարսն- (harsn-) and հարսան- (harsan-).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հարսն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հարսն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հարսն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 76