սեաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • սեւ ‎(sew) (post-classical)

Etymology[edit]

From Parthian. Compare Manichaean Parthian syʾw ‎(syāw, black), 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, a.k.a. NHB], 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 [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (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