դիք

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian դիք (dikʿ).

Noun[edit]

դիք (dikʿ)

  1. (archaic, collective) gods (pagan)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish dik.

Adjective[edit]

դիք (dikʿ)

  1. (dialectal) steep
    դիք ճանապարհdikʿ čanaparh — steep road
  2. (dialectal) protruding, upright; vertical
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

դիք (dikʿ)

  1. (dialectal) hill, hillock
  2. (dialectal) ascent, rise; steep slope
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • դիք in Stepʿan Malxaseancʿ (1944–45), Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary], in 4 vols, Yerevan: State Publishing House of the Armenian SSR

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁s-. Cognates include Ancient Greek θεός (theós), Latin fēriae (festival days), fānum (temple).

The combining form դիւց- (diwcʿ-) may have arisen from contamination with դիւ- (diw-), combining form of դեւ (dew), or with Proto-Armenian *tiw (god) (see տիւ (tiw, day)).

Noun[edit]

դիք (dikʿpl 

  1. gods
    կարգել ընդ դիսkargel ənd dis — to deify, to place in the number of gods
    դաշտային դիքdaštayin dikʿ — the rural gods

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Always used in the plural, even when referring to a single god.
  • The word has the following combining forms: դից- (dicʿ-), դիւց- (diwcʿ-), -դիք (-dikʿ).

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • դիք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դիք 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
  • դիք 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 239