գուշակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գուշակ (gušak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գուշակ (gušak)

  1. soothsayer, diviner
  2. sign, portent, presage

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • գուշակ in A. S. Łaribyan, Ē. B. Ałayan, G. B. J̌ahukyan, S. G. Abrahamyan, V. D. Aṙakʿelyan (editors-in-chief) (1969–80), Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian], in 4 vols, Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *gōšak, from Old Iranian *gauša-ka- (literally listener), from Proto-Iranian *gauš-, on which see گوش (gôš). Akin to Middle Persian gwšk' (gōšag, spy), Ossetian хъу́сӕг (qúsæg) / и-гъосӕг (i-ǧosæg, listener), Georgian loanword გუშაგი (gušagi, guardsman) and Aramaic 𐡂𐡅𐡔𐡊𐡀 (gwškʾ, a Persian official: spy), an Old Persian loanword.

Noun[edit]

գուշակ (gušak

  1. spy, informer
    մատն եւ գուշակ լինելmatn ew gušak linel ― to denounce, to impeach, to accuse
  2. soothsayer, diviner, prophet
  3. sign, portent, presage
    գուշակ գարնայնոյgušak garnaynoy ― portent of spring

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References[edit]

  • գուշակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գուշակ 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
  • գուշակ in Ṙubēn Łazarean (2000), Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • գուշակ” in Manuēl J̌axǰaxean (1837), Dizionario armeno-italiano, in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • գուշակ 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 596–597