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Name Yerevan
Type Settlement
Scripts Երևան(Armenian) Ереван(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /jɛ.ɾɛ.ˈvɑn/(Armenian) /je.ɹə.ˈvɑːn/(English) /je.ɹə.ˈvæːn/(English) /jɪ.rʲɪ.ˈvan/(Russian) /ɪ.rʲɪ.ˈvan/(Russian)
Other Forms FormsErevan (Russian)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. It may be from Yervand, the name of a 3rd-century BC Armenian king (also known as Orontes IV), or from Էրեբունի (Erebuni), an ancient Urartian fortification and city. A popular folk etymology suggests that it comes from Armenian Երեւաց (yerevats) meaning "(it) appeared", supposedly exclaimed by the biblical Noah after the Ark landed on Mount Ararat. This is the name of the capital city of Armenia.
Added 5/22/2016 by HL