դայեակ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian dʾyk' (dāyag, nurse), Persian دایه (dâye, nurse). The Iranian word is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)-.

Noun[edit]

դայեակ (dayeak

  1. nurse
  2. wet-nurse
  3. midwife
  4. tutor

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References[edit]

  • դայեակ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դայեակ 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
  • դայեակ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 233