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, page 219b
  • Hanns-Peter Schmidt, "SIMORḠ", Iranica, July 20, 2002