սերմն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From սերիմ(serim) +‎ -մն(-mn), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer-(​to grow, increase).

Noun[edit]

սերմն ‎(sermn)

  1. seed, grain; berry; corn, pulse, etc.
    սերմն արութեան‎ ― sermn arutʿean ― sperm
    ելանել արութիւն սերման‎ ― elanel arutʿiwn serman ― to be afflicted with gonorrhea
    սերմն ձկանց‎ ― sermn jkancʿ ― spawn
    սերմն շաղգամի‎ ― sermn šałgami ― rapeseed
    սերմն առնուլ կնոջ‎ ― sermn aṙnul knoǰ ― to conceive
    ի սերմն տալ զցորեան‎ ― i sermn tal zcʿorean ― to sow corn
  2. (figuratively) progeny, race, descendants
  3. germ, bud, seeds
  4. cause, principle
  5. (botany) cotyledon

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has three combining forms: the oldest սերման-(serman-), middle սերմն-(sermn-), the latest սերմ-(serm-).

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սերմն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սերմն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “սերմն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy