իմանամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁em- (to take) +‎ -ան- (-an-). Cognate with Latin emo (to buy). Sense development from "to take" to "to comprehend" is common. A derivation from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think) has been proposed as well, but this is unlikely, as the verb is conjugated as if -ան- (-an-) were a suffix, not part of the root.

Verb[edit]

իմանամ (imanam)  (aorist indicative իմացայ)

  1. to understand, to know; to conceive, to comprehend, to perceive
    իմանալ զօրութեամբimanal zōrutʿeamb ― to understand (something omitted)
  2. to feel
  3. to think, to contemplate
    զանձին իմանալ բարիzanjin imanal bari ― to seek one's interest, to consult one's own happiness
  4. to think (of), to devise, to invent, to contrive
    հնարս իմանալ, զելս/զելս իրաց իմանալhnars imanal, zels/zels iracʿ imanal ― to find means, to exercise one's ingenuity, to invent
    գիտէ իմանալ զամենայն հնարսgitē imanal zamenayn hnars ― he knows how to attain his end, how to manage
  5. to think, to consider, to believe

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References[edit]

  • իմանամ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • իմանամ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • իմանամ 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
  • 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 165