Armenian

Armenian

[ahr-mee-nee-uhn, -meen-yuhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining 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:
1710–20; Armeni(a) + -an

pro-Armenian, adjective, noun
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Armenian (ɑːˈmiːnɪən)
 
n
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
 
adj
4.  of or relating to Armenia, its inhabitants, their language, or the Armenian Church

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Armenian
1590s, from Armenia, place name traced to 521 C.E., but of uncertain origin.
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