մարգարիտ

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From Old Armenian մարգարիտ (margarit).

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մարգարիտ (margarit)

  1. pearl

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan derives from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margarítēs) but because of the very early attestation of the word in Armenian, when Greek borrowings were not happening yet, he assumes a mediation by Latin margarīta, margarītum.

However, nowadays the Greek word is considered an Iranian borrowing and *margārīt has been reconstructed in Parthian. See Persian مروارید(marvârid, morvârid) for details. If this is correct, Old Armenian մարգարիտ (margarit) should be considered a Parthian borrowing.

Noun[edit]

մարգարիտ (margarit)

  1. pearl
  2. (post-classical, botany) daisy
  3. (post-classical, chemistry) margarine

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  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մարգարիտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մարգարիտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “մարգարիտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 277–278