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Armenian

[ahr-mee-nee-uh n, -meen-yuh n] /ɑrˈmi ni ən, -ˈmin yən/
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
1710-1720
1710-20; Armeni(a) + -an
Related forms
pro-Armenian, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for proarmenian

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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