գովեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian [script?] (guftan, gōb-, to say, tell, utter, pronounce, recite), Old Persian [script?] (gaub-), Persian گفتن (goftan), Sogdian [script?] (ɣwβ, to praise).

Verb[edit]

գովեմ (govem)  (aorist indicative գովեցի)

  1. (transitive) to praise
    գովել կարի իմն/յանչափսgovel kari imn/yančʿapʿs ― to extol, to commend excessively
    գովել զանձնgovel zanjn ― to glory, to boast
  2. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to boast

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References[edit]

  • գովեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գովեմ 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
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 226
  • գով in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University