Definition of Armeniac in English:


Pronunciation /ɑːˈmiːnɪak/


  • 1 historical, rare Designating substances originating in Armenia. Frequently as postpositive.

    Chiefly, and in earliest use, in "bole armeniac". See also "bole Armoniac (amoniak)", and
    Armenian bole

  • 2History
    historical 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.