synmwlw

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Middle Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

For the constituents compare Avestan 𐬯𐬀𐬉𐬥𐬀 ‎(saēna, literally a raptor, either eagle or falcon), Sanskrit श्येन ‎(śyená), Old Armenian ցին ‎(cʿin) on the one hand, and Persian مرغ ‎(morğ) on the other.

Akin to Avestan 𐬨𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬖𐬋⸱𐬯𐬀𐬉𐬥𐬋 ‎(mərəγō saēnō, the bird Saēna), Persian سیمرغ ‎(Simorğ), as well as Old Armenian սիրամարգ ‎(siramarg, peacock), in dialects with սին- ‎(sin-) and meaning “a mythical bird”, Classical Syriac ܣܝܡܘܪ ‎(sīmūr, a mythical bird), Iranian borrowings.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

synmwlw ‎(Sēn-murw)

synmwlw
  1. (Iranian mythology) Senmurw, Simurgh
    • Wizīdagīhā-i Zādspram, chapter 23

Related terms[edit]

  • mwlw ‎(murw, bird)

References[edit]

  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “sēn murw”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 74
  • symwr”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1979), “սիրամարգ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume IV, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 219b
  • Hanns-Peter Schmidt, "SIMORḠ", Iranica, July 20, 2002