առակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian առակ (aṙak); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

առակ (aṙak)

  1. fable

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preposition առ (aṙ) +‎ ակն (akn, eye).

Noun[edit]

առակ (aṙak

  1. example
    առակաւaṙakaw ― by example
    յառակ ածելyaṙak acel ― to give an example, to quote
  2. spectacle, something to look at
  3. bad example, bad role-model, epitome, infamous subject for public talkings
    առ առակէaṙ aṙakē ― to be exposed to public laughter or contempt
    յառակս տալyaṙaks tal ― to expose to public attention or censure
    յառակս, առակ նշաւակի լինելyaṙaks, aṙak nšawaki linel ― to be exposed to public view, to lay open to public contempt
  4. parable, simile, allegory; fable; proverb, adage
    առակ արկանել, առակօք խօսելaṙak arkanel, aṙakōkʿ xōsel ― to tell a proverb, parable, fables; to proverb
    ըստ առակինəst aṙakin ― according to the proverb
    յառակ գալ, յառակս լինելyaṙak gal, yaṙaks linel ― to become proverbial or a proverb
  5. riddle, enigma, conundrum
    առակ արկանել, առակօք խօսելaṙak arkanel, aṙakōkʿ xōsel ― to give an enigma or charade to guess or divide

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References[edit]

  • առակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • առակ 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
  • առակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University