վէպ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps an ancient borrowing from Ancient Greek ϝέπος (wépos), the older form of ἔπος (épos).

Alternatively, according to Bailey, an Iranian borrowing, going back to Old Iranian *waipa- (inspired song), which later acquired the meaning “imaginative enunciation, fable” → “narrative, story”. In this case cognate with Avestan 𐬬𐬌𐬟𐬭𐬀 (vifra, an epithet of the navigator Pāurva) and Sanskrit विप्र (vipra, trembling, excited, inspired; poet, singer), all ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyp- (to swing, shake, turn around).

Noun[edit]

վէպ (vēp)

  1. story, myth, epic, legend, tale

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վէպ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
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  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “վէպ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Benveniste, Émile (1945), “Etudes iraniennes”, in Transactions of the Philological Society (in French), volume 44, issue 1, page 74f
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “վէպ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik
  • Mayrhofer, Manfred (1976) Kurzgefasstes Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindischen [A Concise Etymological Sanskrit Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 217
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վէպ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy