վարշամակ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • վարշամակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վարշամակ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վարշամակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Anait Perixanjan (Perikhanian) (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 28