ձմերուկ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Armenian ձմերուկ (jmeruk).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ձմերուկ (jmeruk)

  1. watermelon

Declension[edit]


Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձմեր- (jmer-), oblique stem of ձմեռն (jmeṙn, winter), +‎ -ուկ (-uk). Called so perhaps because of its refreshing cool juice. For the association compare Georgian საზამთრო (sazamtro, watermelon; wintry, of winter) from ზამთარი (zamtari, winter); Talysh зымсони (zımsoni, watermelon) from зымсон (zımson, winter) and Tat zumustuni (watermelon) from zumustun (winter). The same sense development in these neighboring languages points to an areal feature.

Noun[edit]

ձմերուկ (jmeruk), genitive singular ձմերկի (jmerki)

  1. watermelon (plant) (Citrullus lanatus, syn. Citrullus vulgaris)
  2. watermelon (fruit)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ձմերուկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ձմերուկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ձմերուկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “ձմերուկ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 437