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, Armenian մարգարիտ(margarit) should be considered a Parthian borrowing.

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մարգարիտ (margarit)

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

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