վիշապ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վիշապ ‎(višap); see below.

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Noun[edit]

վիշապ ‎(višap)

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier *վէշապ ‎(*vēšap), from Parthian *vēšāp. The Avestan form is [script needed] ‎(višāpa) from earlier *viš.sāpa ‎(venom-sap), composed of [script needed] ‎(viša-, venom) (compare Sanskrit विष ‎(víṣa, poison)) and [script needed] ‎(sāpa, sap, savour; sap, juice) (compare Latin sapor). Georgian ვეშაპი ‎(vešaṗi) is also from Iranian.

Noun[edit]

վիշապ ‎(višap)

  1. (Armenian mythology) vishap
  2. leviathan; whale
    վիշապ ծովային‎ ― višap covayin ― araneus piscis, quaviver, weever
    վիշապ ձուկն‎ ― višap jukn ― cachalot
  3. typhon, vortex, whirlpool
  4. (figuratively) banner of Roman legions
  5. (astronomy) Draco

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վիշապ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • 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
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վիշապ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935