վարշամակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վարշամակ (varšamak); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

վարշամակ (varšamak)

  1. (archaic) handkerchief; towel, napkin
  2. (archaic) headband, headcover, veil

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian, from Proto-Iranian *varsayāmaka- (hair-holder), compounded from *varsa- (hair), whence Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬭𐬆𐬯𐬀 (varəsa-, hair), Middle Persian wls (wars, hair), Old Armenian loanword վարս (vars), and a participle of Iranian *yām- (to hold), whence Middle Persian yʾmk' (jāmag), Persian جامه (jāma). The compound survives also in Persian باشامه (bāšāma).

Noun[edit]

վարշամակ (varšamak)

  1. handkerchief; towel, napkin, linen
  2. headband, headcover, veil

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վարշամակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “վարշամակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վարշամակ”, 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 28