տրամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dru-rā-mo (firm, solid), which is related to *dóru (tree). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *trumaz (firm, strong), Ancient Greek δροόν (droón, strong, mighty), Latin dūrus (hard, rough).[1][2]

Adjective[edit]

տրամ (tram)

  1. firm, solid
    տրամ երկիրtram erkirsolid earth
    տրամ գործելtram gorcelto render firm

Usage notes[edit]

The Hellenizing School used this as a prefix corresponding to Ancient Greek δια- (dia-), e.g. տրամաբան (tramaban) = διάλογος (diálogos), տրամադրեմ (tramadrem) = διατίθημι (diatíthēmi).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “տրամ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 433–434
  2. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “տրամ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 736b

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1837), “տրամ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume II, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 895a
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “տրամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 710a