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 this is 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 [script needed] ‎(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), whence Sanskrit वेपते ‎(vepate, to tremble, shake, vibrate), Latin vibrō, etc.

Noun[edit]

վէպ ‎(vēp

  1. story, myth, epic, legend, tale

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References[edit]

  • վէպ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վէպ 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
  • վէպ 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]
  • վէպ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5
  • Émile Benveniste (1945), Etudes iraniennes. In: Transactions of the Philological Society, page 74f
  • Manfred Mayrhofer (1956–1980), Kurzgefasstes Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindischen. A Concise Etymological Sanskrit Dictionary, in 4 vols, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, volume III, page 217
  • G. S. Asatrjan (Gaṙnik Asatryan) (2013), Parfjanskoje gōsān [Parthian gōsān]. In: Commentationes Iranicae. Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladimira Aronoviča Livšica / Pod red. S. R. Toxtasʹjeva i P. B. Lurʹje, Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, page 104