զատիկ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian զատիկ (zatik). For the development of the sense of “ladybug” in dialects, compare the name of that insect in various languages: Russian божья коровка (božʹja korovka, literally God's cow), Lithuanian dievo karvytė (literally God's cow), Romanian vaca domnului (literally God's cow), German Marienkäfer (literally Mary’s beetle), English ladybug (literally Lady's (Mary's) bug).

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Noun[edit]

զատիկ (zatik)

  1. (Judaism, often capitalized) Passover
  2. (Christianity, often capitalized) Easter
    զատկի ձուzatki ju — Easter egg
  3. (by extension) holiday, feast

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Noun[edit]

զատիկ (zatik)

  1. ladybird, ladybug

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Martirosyan, who develops J̌ahukyan's etymology, the word originally meant “sacrificial animal (particularly cow or heifer) devoted to/representing the Goddess Anahit; spring festival of the cow sacrifice” and is derived from զատանեմ (zatanem, to separate) +‎ -իկ (-ik). Alternatively, according to Hovhannisyan, զատիկ (zatik, sacrifice) is an Iranian borrowing; compare Middle Persian [script?] (zadan, zan-, to hit, beat, strike, smite), the present stem [script?] (zan-) of which is seen in Old Armenian զենում (zenum, to slaughter an animal, to sacrifice).

Noun[edit]

զատիկ (zatik

  1. victim, sacrifice
  2. (Judaism) Passover
    զատիկ հրէիցzatik hrēicʿ — the Passover
    գառն զատկիgaṙn zatki — paschal lamb
  3. (Christianity, sometimes capitalized) Easter
    խթումն զատկիxtʿumn zatki — Easter Eve
  4. (by extension) holiday, feast

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References[edit]

  • զատիկ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • զատիկ 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
  • զատիկ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1991), Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]. In: Patma-Banasirakan Handes 1991, No. 2: 36–44, pages 38–39
  • “zatik” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, pages 273–274