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of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language.
a native of .
the language of the Armenians, an Indo-European language written in a distinctive script dating from the 5th century.
Abbreviation: Arm.
Contemporary Examples

Last September, Putin paid a visit to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, three months before the Vilnius Summit.
Putin’s Power Grab: First Armenia, Now Ukraine Will Cathcart December 3, 2013

The Gallipoli invasion was the precipitating event in the Ottoman genocide against its Armenian population.
The History Behind ANZAC Day David Frum April 24, 2013

“I was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing stories of Armenia, celebrating Armenian holidays,” said Kim.
Kim Kardashian Butts Into Syria’s (Online) Civil War With #SaveKessab Campaign Marlow Stern, Michael Weiss March 30, 2014

He mistrusted the “shish-kebab temperament” of the conductor, the Armenian Alexander Melik-Pashayev.
When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth Brian Moynahan November 8, 2014

The Kardashian clan helms from Karakale, a village situated in Eastern Turkey close to the Armenian border.
Kim Kardashian Butts Into Syria’s (Online) Civil War With #SaveKessab Campaign Marlow Stern, Michael Weiss March 30, 2014

Historical Examples

That Belgian chap, whose mother—as if Flemish blood were not enough—had been Armenian!
The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy

But the Armenian answered that he wished to fight with neither.
Cyropaedia Xenophon

De Gobignon would not want to open the door to help the Armenian, for fear of endangering the Tartars.
The Saracen: Land of the Infidel Robert Shea

There is a new Roman Catholic priest here, formerly an Armenian.
Journal of a Residence at Bagdad Anthony Groves

He’s as thrifty as an Armenian and as slippery as a skating rink.
Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne

a native or inhabitant of Armenia or an Armenian-speaking person elsewhere
the language of the Armenians: an Indo-European language probably belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch, but containing many non-Indo-European elements
an adherent of the Armenian Church or its doctrines
of or relating to Armenia, its inhabitants, their language, or the Armenian Church

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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