The religion of Armenians’ ancestors, their shrines, and “solar” worldview are surprisingly reflected in the Armenian language. In the explanatory dictionary compiled by Aghayan, we counted 371 words with the root “sun” (312 from “arev” and “areg” and 59 from “arpy” (which mean “sun” in Armenian)).
And this is without considering the many derivatives in the internal cells of these words! Is there even one more language in the world in which the worship of the Sun would be expressed so earnestly?!
In connection with the worldview and attitude of our ancestors, we will examine three Armenian numerals: one, two, three.
“One” is “mek” (մեկ) in Armenian. This word comes from the Sanskrit “eka” – one, the only one, the same. The Sanskrit “eka” and the Armenian “mek” are the One, that is, God. Russian numeral “one” comes from the Sanskrit “ādi”, “first”.
The Chaldean word “od”, “light”, has the same origin. It gave birth to the Armenian “od” (օդ), “air”. But the root of both these words should be sought in Sanskrit, where “ādi” measn “first”. Both light and air are the beginning of life.
But the One always stands in Three Persons. So let’s turn to the Armenian numerals “yerku(s)” (երկու), “two”, and “yerek” (երեք), “three”. As we already mentioned, the sound combination “er” did not exist in the ancient Aryan proto-language. Instead, there was “ar”.
Hence, the named numerals could sound like “arku” and “arek”. Since for the ancient Aryans, the God was the Sun, it is in the Sun that the Trinity of our distant ancestors should be sought in.
“Yerku(s)” splits into two Sanskrit roots: “arka”, “sun”, + “us”, “light”. Hence, “sunlight”. This numeral reflects the First Emanation of the God.
Perhaps, “yerek” sounded like “areg” in ancient times, as now sounds one of the Armenian synonyms of “sun”, which is translated from Sanskrit as “Holy Movement”.
Two and three, radiation and movement, are two manifestations of the One, the Immutable Absolute. Armenian numerals 2 and 3 show the One in action.
An excerpt from the book “The Armenian language, the son of the language of Gods” by Alla Ter-Hakobyan.