Armenian

noun

Ar·​me·​nian är-ˈmē-nē-ən How to pronounce Armenian (audio)
-nyən
1
: a member of a people dwelling chiefly in Armenia and neighboring areas (such as Turkey or Azerbaijan)
2
: the Indo-European language of the Armenians see Indo-European Languages Table
3
: a member of the Armenian church established by St. Gregory the Illuminator that adheres to the decisions of the first three ecumenical councils
Armenian adjective

Examples of Armenian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Citibank scrutinized many Armenian Americans’ credit card applications, requiring additional information, blocking their accounts or simply denying them, according to the CFPB’s order. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 As an Armenian, Lusine feels invisible, unseen, ignored. Heather Augustyn, SPIN, 29 Nov. 2023 Citigroup will pay $25.9 million in fines and redress to consumers after illegally discriminating against credit card applicants that the bank identified as Armenian American, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Will Feuer, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023 Aliyev said the equality of rights and freedoms, including security, would be guaranteed for all residents of Nagorno-Karabakh, and it would be permitted to use Armenian there. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 2 Oct. 2023 Last week, Azerbaijan launched a new offensive that swiftly forced the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian’s leadership to surrender. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 26 Sep. 2023 The Armenian, who came to power with anti-Russian slogans – is a traitor by definition. Clare Sebastian, CNN, 20 Sep. 2023 The Azerbaijani defense ministry said in a statement Tuesday that Armenian forces had launched artillery fire against the Azerbaijanis, an accusation that was denied by the Armenian Defense Ministry. Ivan Nechepurenko, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2023 In yet another, a gang attempted to scale the Armenian Patriarchate to tear down the church’s flag and replace it with Israel’s. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Armenian was circa 1537

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“Armenian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Armenian. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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Armenian

noun
Ar·​me·​nian är-ˈmē-nē-ən How to pronounce Armenian (audio)
-nyən
1
: a member of a people native to Armenia
2
: the Indo-European language of the Armenians
Armenian adjective

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