զենում

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *zyān or *ziyān. Compare Sogdian [script?] (wzyʾn [ōzyān], sacrifice).

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զենում (zenum)

  1. (transitive) to slaughter, to kill (an animal)
  2. (transitive) to immolate, to sacrifice
  3. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to be sacrificed or immolated

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References[edit]

  • զենում and զենանիմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • զենում 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
  • զեն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Written Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 525