Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:43 PM
Is there any other way of saying volcano in armenian except hrapoux?
That's the only word I know and shows in the dictionaries I have. What do you have in mind? A synonim? No language I know of has more than one word for volcano.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:41 PM
Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:21 PM
Please pardon my nit-picking. The word in Armenian is “հրաԲուխ”, a compound word made of “hoor=fire” and “Boukh/bkhil”= to spring, to gush, to arise as in a spring/fountain of water, therefore in Latin it will be “hra-Boukh” not “Poukh”.
** No. I lied. I saw in one place the word “հրալեր/hraler” = “fire mountain“ which I have never seen used.. Ah!! I just saw that those other people use the phrase to mean "burning mountain".
According to Gavoukjian/Kavuk-ji-ian** Vahagn is the Armenian variant of the Latin -“vulcan”.
See post #3 here;
Of the pipe(reed) smoke arose
Of the reed red flame arose
And of this flame ran the fair youth.
He had hair of fire,
His beard was of flame,
And had eyes each a sun.
So. According to this would “vahagn” be another word for “volcano”?
BTW. Did you know that now cold Masis-Ararat was a hot volcano at one time?
PS. Very good!! Yes Sip, in Arabic it is "burkan".
Edited by Arpa, 06 February 2011 - 09:24 PM.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:49 AM
Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:19 AM
Dear Arpa - what amazes me is the time and effort you put for us... I am glad we have you here - otherwise there would be no one else to be doing the digging! Indeed Vahagn could be another word for Hrabukh - after all wasn't Vahagn considered to be the god of fire or such? Can you do more digging on this?
Tank you Ashot for your kind words.
As I have said before, my posts are mainly intended for my own entertainment and enlightenment, I am still in a learning mode, and I am sure many here are entertained and enlightened as well.
Under another topic we will see who Vulcan is and what is volcano.
Allow me to add that our Mythology is not even at a stage of infancy, mainly because many of the writers are/were foreigners, and during the last century our historians treated everything and anything dealing with mythology and religion to be mere superstition and counter revolutionary. Sad, very sad.
An altogether separate subject! I cant find it now. I do remember, in the Hanragitaran the concluding lines of the monograph about religion goes- in paraphrase, Although, officially Armenia is a non-religious (atheistic) state, there still are those who believe in old superstitions.
Edited by Arpa, 08 February 2011 - 09:34 AM.
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