արքայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root is արք- (arkʿ-), since long linked with Ancient Greek ἀρχός (arkhós, leader), ἄρχων (árkhōn, king), ἀρχή (arkhḗ, beginning), ἄρχω (árkhō, to rule). The Armenian may be borrowed from Ancient Greek via Classical Syriac. Alternatively, they may reflect a common borrowing from a Mediterranean substrate source. Compare also the correspondence ἄρχων (árkhōn) : արքունի (arkʿuni).

Noun[edit]

արքայ (arkʿay

  1. king
    արքայից արքայarkʿayicʿ arkʿay ― king of kings
    կեցցէ՜ արքայkecʿcʿē! arkʿay ― God save the King! long live the King!

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References[edit]

  • արքայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • արքայ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • արքայ 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
  • “ark‘ay” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 148