Definition of Armenia
1. Noun. A landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors.
Geographical relationships: 3rd October Organization, Armenian Secret Army For The Liberation Of Armenia, Asala, Orly Group
Terms within: Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, Armenian Church, Capital Of Armenia, Erivan, Jerevan, Yerevan, Aras, Araxes
Group relationships: Cis, Commonwealth Of Independent States
Group relationships: Transcaucasia
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Member holonyms: Armenian
Derivative terms: Armenian
Definition of Armenia
1. Proper noun. (historical) Ancient kingdom in the Armenian Highland southeast of Black Sea and southwest of Caspian Sea; area now divided between Turkey, Republic of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. ¹
2. Proper noun. A small country in Western Asia. Official name: Republic of Armenia. Official language: Armenian. Capital: Yerevan. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Armenia
1. An ancient country in western asia, by the twentieth century divided among the former ussr, turkey, and iran. It was attacked at various times from before the 7th century b.c. To 69 b.c. By assyrians, medes, persians, the greeks under alexander, and the romans. It changed hands frequently in wars between neo-persian and roman empires from the 3d to 7th centuries and later under arabs, seljuks, byzantines, and mongols. In the 19th century armenian nationalism arose but suffered during russo-turkish hostilities. It became part of the soviet republic in 1921, with part remaining under turkey. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Armenia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"1 he early history of armenia, more or less mythical, is partly based on ... Under the Modes and Persians armenia was a satrapy governed by a member of the ..."
2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1898)
"When Tiridates appeared on the frontiers of armenia, he was received with an ... The statues of the deified kings of armenia, and the sacred images of the ..."
3. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Birch, William Oldys (1829)
"which exceed all those of armenia ; and if they did not, yet it doth not follow, ... Thirdly, It cannot be proved that there is any such hill in armenia, ..."
4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"The author accompanied Mr. Lynch in his travels in armenia in 1891, and the first part of this book, consisting of the geological results of that expedition ..."
5. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1874)
"The boundaries of armenia have changed so often that it is now somewhat difficult to ... According ro this author, armenia Major was bounded on the north by ..."
6. A Manual of Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Fall of the by George Rawlinson (1871)
"At the same time, he gave command for a massacre of all the Ro- mans in armenia, which accordingly took place. He reigned from BC 34 to 19, ..."