մրջիւն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier մրջիմն (mrǰimn), from Proto-Indo-European *morw- (ant). Cognate with Ancient Greek μύρμηξ (múrmēx), Latin formica, Sanskrit वम्र (vamra), Persian مور (môr), Russian муравей (muravej).

Noun[edit]

մրջիւն (mrǰiwn)

  1. ant
    մրջիւնք, կոյտ/բազմութիւն մրջեանցmrǰiwnkʿ, koyt/bazmutʿiwn mrǰeancʿant-hill, ant hillock
    հարսնուկ մրջեանցharsnuk mrǰeancʿant's eggs

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մրջիւն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մրջիւն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մրջիւն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 483