աղքատ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղքատ (ałkʿat).

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Adjective[edit]

աղքատ (ałkʿat)

  1. poor, indigent
    աղքատ մարդałkʿat mard ― poor man
  2. scant, scanty, poor, pathetic; meagre, wretched
    աղքատ բուսականությունałkʿat busakanutʿyun ― sparse vegetation

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Noun[edit]

աղքատ (ałkʿat)

  1. poor man, pauper

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Usually derived from Proto-Indo-European *(o)leyg/k- (poor, miserable) grown with -ատ (-at), with such cognates as Ancient Greek ὀλίγος (olígos, few, little), λοιγός (loigós, disaster), Old Irish liach (miserable), Old Prussian licuts (little), Lithuanian liẽknas (slim), ligà (illness), Albanian lig (evil, bad).

But Martirosyan prefers a derivation from *աղխհատ (*ałxhat, devoided of properties, having no possessions), composed of աղխ (ałx) +‎ -ատ (-at).

Adjective[edit]

աղքատ (ałkʿat

  1. poor, indigent, needy, beggarly
  2. miserable
  3. bereft, destitute, necessitous
  4. low, humble, contemptible

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Noun[edit]

աղքատ (ałkʿat

  1. beggar, mendicant, pauper

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References[edit]

  • աղքատ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աղքատ 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
  • աղքատ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aɫk‘at” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 42