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Armenian

[ahr-mee-nee-uh n, -meen-yuh n] /ɑrˈmi ni ən, -ˈmin yən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Armenia, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a native of Armenia.
3.
the language of the Armenians, an Indo-European language written in a distinctive script dating from the 5th century.
Abbreviation: Arm.
Origin
1710-1720
1710-20; Armeni(a) + -an
Related forms
pro-Armenian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Armenian

Armenian

/ɑːˈmiːnɪən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Armenia or an Armenian-speaking person elsewhere
2.
the language of the Armenians: an Indo-European language probably belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch, but containing many non-Indo-European elements
3.
an adherent of the Armenian Church or its doctrines
adjective
4.
of or relating to Armenia, its inhabitants, their language, or the Armenian Church
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Word Origin and History for Armenian

1590s, "a native of Armenia," from Armenia (late 14c. in English), place name traced to 521 C.E., but of uncertain origin. As the name of the language, by 1718; as an adjective, by 1727.

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