վիշապ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վիշապ (višap); see below.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

վիշապ (višap)

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Iranian.[1][2] Compare Avestan 𐬬𐬌𐬱𐬁𐬞𐬀 (višāpa, an epithet of a dragon). Georgian ვეშაპი (vešaṗi) is also from Iranian.

Noun[edit]

վիշապ (višap)

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap
  2. leviathan; whale
    վիշապ ծովայինvišap covayinaraneus piscis, quaviver, weever
    վիշապ ձուկնvišap jukncachalot
  3. typhon, vortex, whirlpool
  4. (figuratively) banner of Roman legions
  5. (astronomy) Draco

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “վիշապ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 341ab
  2. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 910

Further reading[edit]

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