բայ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian բայ (bay); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. (grammar) verb
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian բայ (bay); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. lair
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂ti-, from *bʰeh₂- (to speak), whence բամ (bam); see it for more. Cognate with Ancient Greek φάσις (phásis), φάτις (phátis, declaration, enunciation, rumour).

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay

  1. speech, discourse
  2. word
  3. (grammar) verb
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • բայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բայ 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
  • բալ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “bay₁” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 165
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 9

Etymology 2[edit]

Ačaṙyan does not record an acceptable etymology.

Ałayan derives from *bʰewH- (to be), connecting the word with Old Irish both (hut, bothy, cot; cabin), Welsh bod (dwelling), Lithuanian bùtas (house). J̌ahukyan, developing this, writes that the Indo-European proto-form for Armenian may have been *bʰweH-t- and the closest cognate—Albanian botë. Martirosyan remarks that not all the formal details are clear. For the semantic field, he compares the etymologically cognate բոյն (boyn, nest; den, lair; hut).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • բահ (bah) (post-classical)

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay

  1. den, lair (especially of a bear)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • բայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բայ 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
  • բայ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume I, page 402b
  • Ēduard Ałayan (1974), Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, pages 35–36
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR
  • “bay₂” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, pages 165–166