աւետ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan rejects all proposals and leaves the origin open.

Ałayan derives աւետ (awet), from Proto-Indo-European *awēd- and the spelling աւէտ (awēt) from *aweid-, both from the root *awed- (to speak); compare Ancient Greek ὕδω (húdō, to tell of, to celebrate), ἀείδω (aeídō, to sing, to praise), Sanskrit वदति (vadati, to speak, say), वन्दते (vandate, to praise, celebrate), Tocharian B wätk- (to command, to order). See Pokorny for this root, without the Armenian.

Noun[edit]

աւետ (awet

  1. good news
  2. greetings (?)

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References[edit]

  • աւետ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • աւետ 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
  • աւետ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume I, pages 358–359
  • “⁶au̯-, au̯ed-” in Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, volume I, pages 76, 77
  • Ēduard Ałayan (1974), Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 35