մուր

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մուր (mur).

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Noun[edit]

մուր (mur)

  1. soot
  2. (figuratively) disrespect

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *muHtro-, from *mewH- (to make wet, wash) with Sanskrit मूत्र (mūtra, urine), Avestan 𐬨𐬏𐬚𐬭𐬀 (mūθra, excrement, filth), Middle Low German modder (silt), Proto-Balto-Slavic *mauˀras (mud), Old Armenian մօր (mōr, swamp, marsh), etc. as cognates. But Martirosyan connects մուր (mur, soot), մօր (mōr, swamp, marsh) and Proto-Balto-Slavic *mauˀras (mud) and prefers a European substrate origin for them, comparing especially Czech mour (coal dust, soot).

Noun[edit]

մուր (mur)

  1. soot
  2. ink
  3. (post-classical, adjectival) black, dark, miserable
    սեաւ եւ մուրseaw ew murmiserable, wretched

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մուր”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մուր”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մուր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2009), “Armenian mawr ‘mud, marsh’ and its hydronimical value”, in Aramazd: Armenian journal of Near Eastern studies[1], volume 4, issue 1, pages 73–85 and 179–180