գօտի

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is գաւտի (gawti), perhaps composed of unknown *գաւ (*gaw, back) +‎ տի- (ti-, tie, bond). Compare dialectal մեջկապ (meǰkap).

Noun[edit]

գօտի (gōti

  1. girdle, belt
    գօտի ածել, գօտի ընդ մէջ ածելgōti acel, gōti ənd mēǰ acel ― to gird, to tie or to draw close round the body; to be prompt
  2. (astrology) belt of the sky
  3. (geography) zone
    այրեցած գօտիayrecʿac gōti ― torrid zone
    բարեխառն գօտիbarexaṙn gōti ― temperate zone
    սառուցեալ գօտիsaṙucʿeal gōti ― glacial zone
  4. (figuratively) rainbow; mountain ridge; a corridor in a palace
    գօտի լերանցgōti lerancʿ ― chain of mountains
    գօտի աստուածական, տէրունեան, Արամազդայgōti astuacakan, tērunean, Aramazday ― rainbow

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has five combining forms: գօտի- (gōti-), գօտե- (gōte-), գօտէ- (gōtē-), գօտեւ- (gōtew-) and գօտել- (gōtel-)

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References[edit]

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