Davit S. Gyurjinyan
Key words – the semantic group “foreign Armenian / Diasporan Armenian”, the word-formation model “country name+ հայ “Armenian”, պարսկահայ “Armenian living in Persia”, իրանահայ “Armenian, living in Iran”, Armenian lexicography.
The words that were created as a result of historical events, generating the concept of “Armenian living in Persia (in Iran)”, are being studied in this article. These are lexical units of Modern Armenian language, formed according to the following models: “country name+ հայ “Armenian” (պարսկահայ “Armenian, living in Persia”, իրանահայ “Armenian, living in Iran”), “name of a city populated by Armenians+հայ” (թեհրանահայ “Armenian living in Tehran”, թավրիզահայ “Armenian living in Tabriz”), “name of a province populated by Armenians+հայ” (փերիահայ “Armenian living in Peria Province”, սալմաստահայ “Armenian living in Salmas”).
The historical foundations of word formation, the structural and semantic features of these words, their morphological values, the spheres and frequency of usage, the lexical semantic links to the analogous words are revealed.
Special attention is paid to the lexicographical processing of the units of the studied group of words in monolingual and translation dictionaries of the Armenian language.