բանամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Verb[edit]

բանամ (banam)  (aorist indicative բացի)

  1. (transitive) to open, to discover, to disclose
    բանալ զգլուխbanal zglux ― to take off one's hat
    բանալ ումեք զսիրտ իւրbanal umekʿ zsirt iwr ― to unbosom, to open one's heart
    բանալ զախորժակbanal zaxoržak ― to excite appetite
    բանալ զշիշbanal zšiš ― to uncork a bottle
    բանալ զկնիքbanal zknikʿ ― to unseal
    բանալ զմիտսbanal zmits ― to illuminate, to enlighten the mind
    բանալ զխցանսbanal zxcʿans ― to unstop
    բանալ զծրարնbanal zcrarn ― to unpack
    բանալ ճանապարհbanal čanaparh ― to trace, to mark out a path; to open a way, to make a road
  2. (transitive) to explain
  3. (transitive) to loosen
  4. (transitive) to perforate, to pierce, to bore
    ծակ բանալcak banal ― to perforate, to pierce, to bore
  5. (transitive) to spread, to enlarge, to extend
  6. (transitive) to unfold, to untwist, to unlink
  7. (transitive) to rub
  8. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to open; to be detached one from another

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References[edit]

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