սեաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • սեւ (sew) (post-classical)

Etymology[edit]

From Parthian. Compare Manichaean Parthian [Manichaean needed] (syāv), Persian سیاه (siyāh, black), Avestan [script needed] (syāva-, black), Ossetian сау (saw, black), Sanskrit श्याव (śyāva, dark brown). Through Proto-Indo-European related to Russian сивый (sivyj). Replaced earlier Armenian *շաւ (*šaw) from Middle Median *šāw, whence Georgian შავი (šavi).

Adjective[edit]

սեաւ (seaw

  1. black
    սեաւ փայտseaw pʿayt ― ebony
  2. (figuratively) sad, gloomy

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

սեաւ (seaw

  1. black horse
  2. ink

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References[edit]

  • սեաւ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • սեաւ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • սեաւ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 21