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1historical, rare Designating substances originating in Armenia. Frequently as postpositive. Now historical and rare.
2Ancient History and Medieval History. Of, relating to, or designating a Byzantine theme located in the north-eastern part of Anatolia.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From (i) classical Latin Armeniacus of or relating to Armenia, Armenian, and its etymon (ii) Hellenistic Greek Ἀρμενιακός Armenian from Ἀρμενία + -ακός.
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