առագաստ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian առագաստ (aṙagast). The word must have also meant “room”, whence by extension “wine-pressing room” > “wine-press”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

առագաստ (aṙagast)

  1. sail of a ship
  2. curtain
  3. nuptial chamber
  4. (dialectal) wine-press

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preposition առ (aṙ) +‎ ագ- (ag-, to put on clothes) +‎ -ստ (-st). Alternatively, from the preposition առա- (aṙa-) + Proto-Armenian *wst-, from Proto-Indo-European *us-t-h₂-ós, *us-t-h₂-ós, genitive of *wés-t-eh₂-, from *wes- (to be dressed), whence զգեստ (zgest), and cognate with Ancient Greek ἐσθής (esthḗs).

Noun[edit]

առագաստ (aṙagast

  1. curtain, veil, net
  2. nuptial canopy
  3. (by extension) bridal chamber
    մանկունք առագաստիmankunkʿ aṙagasti ― young persons that accompany the bridegroom, paranymphs
  4. (figuratively) pretext meant to hide something
  5. tent, pavillon
  6. sail of a ship
    առագաստ պարզել, վերացուցանելaṙagast parzel, veracʿucʿanel ― to sail
    իջուցանել զառագաստiǰucʿanel zaṙagast ― to strike sail
  7. (anatomy) cornea
  8. (anatomy) diaphragm

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References[edit]

  • առագաստ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • առագաստ 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
  • առագաստ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “aṙagast” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 101