սպարապետ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian սպարապետ ‎(sparapet); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

սպարապետ ‎(sparapet)

  1. (historical) sparapet

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The word was borrowed many times from Iranian, from its different dialects and over different periods. According to Pʿerixanyan, the most common spelling, սպարապետ ‎(sparapet), is from Parthian; compare Inscriptional Parthian 𐭎𐭐𐭀𐭃𐭐𐭕𐭉 ‎(spʾdpty), Manichaean Parthian ʿspʾd ‎(ispāδ). The less common form սպայապետ ‎(spayapet) was borrowed later from Middle Persian, or, perhaps formed in Armenian from սպայ ‎(spay) and պետ ‎(pet). The spelling ասպարապետ ‎(asparapet) is from early Middle Median *aspāδapat(i); the spelling ասպահապետ ‎(aspahapet) is from later Middle Median *aspāhapet. All originate from Proto-Iranian *spādapati- ‎(commander of the army), composed of *spāda- ‎(army), whence սպայ ‎(spay), and *pati- ‎(lord), whence պետ ‎(pet). Compare also Middle Persian 𐭮𐭯𐭠𐭧𐭯𐭲𐭩 ‎(spāhpet).

Noun[edit]

սպարապետ ‎(sparapet)

  1. sparapet

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սպարապետ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “սպարապետ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սպարապետ”, 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 18