սեաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • սեւ (sew) (post-classical)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Parthian. Compare Manichaean Parthian syʾw (syāw, black), Middle Persian sydʾ (syā, black), Persian سیاه (siyāh, black), Avestan 𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬁𐬎𐬎𐬀 (siiāuua, black), Ossetian сау (saw, black), Sanskrit श्याव (śyāva, dark brown). Through Proto-Indo-European related to Proto-Slavic *sivъ. Replaced earlier Old Armenian *շաւ (*šaw) from Middle Median *šāw, whence Georgian შავი (šavi).

Adjective[edit]

սեաւ (seaw)

  1. black
    սեաւ փայտseaw pʿaytebony
  2. (figuratively) sad, gloomy

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

սեաւ (seaw)

  1. black horse
  2. ink

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սեաւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “սեաւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սեաւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 21