սեաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • սեւ ‎(sew) (post-classical)

Etymology[edit]

From Parthian [Term?]. Compare Manichaean Parthian syʾw ‎(syāw, black), Middle Persian sydʾ ‎(syā, 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 Old Armenian *շաւ ‎(*šaw) from Middle Median *šāw, whence Georgian შავი ‎(šavi).

Adjective[edit]

սեաւ ‎(seaw)

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

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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, published 1926–1935
  • 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