անհեթեթ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անհեթեթ (anhetʿetʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

անհեթեթ (anhetʿetʿ) (superlative ամենաանհեթեթ)

  1. absurd, ridiculous, nonsensical; pointless
    Հրանտն ապուշ է և նրա տեսություններն անհեթեթ են։
    Hrantn apuš ē ev nra tesutʿyunnern anhetʿeʿtʿ en.
    Hrant is a dolt and his theories are ridiculous.
  2. unmindful, heedless, wrong
  3. bizarre, deformed, odd
  4. disordered, disorganized, messy
  5. enormous, colossal, gigantic

Declension[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

անհեթեթ (anhetʿetʿ)

  1. absurdly, ridiculously, nonsensically

References[edit]

  • անհեթեթ in A. S. Łaribyan, Ē. B. Ałayan, G. B. J̌ahukyan, S. G. Abrahamyan, V. D. Aṙakʿelyan (editors-in-chief) (1969–80), Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian], in 4 vols, Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR

Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps composed of the privative ան- (an-) +‎ -հեթեթ (-hetʿetʿ), related to հայթեմ (haytʿem, to attach, to adjust, to put together); so basically meaning ‘un-shaped, un-formed, un-adjusted’.

Adjective[edit]

անհեթեթ (anhetʿetʿ

  1. deformed, shapeless, hideous, monstrous
    անհեթեթսanhetʿetʿs ― absurdly, fantastically, ridiculously, awkwardly
  2. gigantic, enormous

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References[edit]

  • անհեթեթ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անհեթեթ 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
  • անհեթեթ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 385