պահրան

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*peh₂-

According to Martirosyan from Middle Iranian *pahran ‎(pasturing), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂-tro- ‎(guarder, protector, keeper), from *peh₂- ‎(to protect). See also հօրան ‎(hōran).

Noun[edit]

պահրան ‎(pahran)

  1. pastureland

Usage notes[edit]

The word is a hapax legomenon.

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “պահրան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 401