արբանեակ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *արբ-ան-ի (*arb-an-i, youth, orphan) +‎ -ակ (-ak, diminutive suffix), from a Proto-Indo-European root which also yielded Sanskrit अर्भ (árbha, little, small; boy), Old Church Slavonic рабъ (rabŭ), работа (rabota) (Russian раб (rab), работа (rabota)), Old Armenian որբ (orb). An Iranian origin has also been suggested.

Noun[edit]

արբանեակ (arbaneak

  1. servant, assistant, successor; follower
    արբանեակ մոլորակիarbaneak moloraki — satellite of a planet

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References[edit]

  • արբանեակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արբանեակ 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
  • արբանեակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “arbaneak” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 129