վառոդ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, a reshaping of բարութ (barutʿ) by a popular etymology as վառ (vaṙ, burning) + օդ (ōd, air). Spelled վարօդ (varōd) in Banali gitutʿean (1788).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

վառոդ (vaṙod) (traditional orthography spelling վառօդ)

  1. gunpowder

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Colloquially Russian порох (porox) is often used instead.

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բարութ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Sarafean, Kłēopatra (1788) Banali gitutʿean [Key of Knowledge] (in Armenian and Russian), Saint Petersburg: Grigor Khaldariants press, page 38
  • Sarafean, Kłēopatra (1788) Banali gitutʿean [Key of Knowledge] (in Armenian and Russian), Saint Petersburg: Grigor Khaldariants press, page 201