աղախին

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղախին (ałaxin), which see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

աղախին (ałaxin)

  1. maidservant, housemaid, maid

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hurrian [script?] (al(l)a(e)ḫḫe/inne-, keeper of that which pertains to the lord of the house/family), composed of *all-ae (lady or lord (of the house)), from the root *all- (to be lord of, to rule), + [script?] (-ḫḫe, possessive adjective suffix) + [script?] (-(i)nne, suffix of names of professions and similar). The borrowing may be from an Urartian cognate. Also from Hurrian are Akkadian [script?] (ala(ḫ)ḫinnu, a kind of serving girl of the temple personnel) and Aramaic [script?] (ləḥentā, serving girl, concubine). See also աղխ (ałx).

Noun[edit]

աղախին (ałaxin

  1. maidservant, housekeeper
  2. female slave
  3. nurserymaid, child's maid

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Igor M. Diakonoff (1985), Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 105.4: 597–603
  • աղախին in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղախին in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղախին in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aɫaxin” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 24