անգտի

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Martirosyan the literal meaning is “the fallen one”, from earlier *անկտի (*ankti), from անկանիմ (ankanim, to fall down; to sin, prostitute) +‎ -տի (-ti). Compare սամտի (samti).

Noun[edit]

անգտի (angti

  1. prostitute

Usage notes[edit]

The word is a hapax legomenon

References[edit]

  • “angti” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, pages 71–72
  • անգտի in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University