յորձ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally means “provided with testicles”, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁en-h₃orǵʰi- ‎(uncastrated, male (ram or buck)) and cognate with Ancient Greek ἔνορχiς ‎(énorkhis), ἐνόρχης ‎(enórkhēs), ἔνορχος ‎(énorkhos, uncastrated, with testicles; he-goat). For the constituents see յ- ‎(y-), որձիք ‎(orjikʿ).

Noun[edit]

յորձ ‎(yorj)

  1. male sheep, ram

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References[edit]

  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “*orj-i-”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 538
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “յորձ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “որձ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935