լամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *plā- (to strike, beat; to beat one's breast; to cry, weep). Cognates include Ancient Greek πλάζω (plázō), πλήσσω (plḗssō, to strike), Latin plango (strike, beat; bewail; lament for, mourn), Old High German fluohhon (German fluchen), Lithuanian plakti (to strike) and Russian плакать (plakatʹ).

Verb[edit]

լամ (lam)  (aorist indicative լացի)

  1. to weep, to shed tears, to cry
    լալ դառնապէսlal daṙnapēs ― to weep bitterly, to shed bitter tears
    լալ վայրապար, զլամ կեղծաւորիլlal vayrapar, zlam kełcaworil ― to have tears at command
    լալ ի ծաղուէlal i całuē ― to cry with laughing
    լալ զմեղս իւրlal zmełs iwr ― to mourn for, or bewail one's sins
    լալ զոք/ի վերայ ուրուքlal zokʿ/i veray urukʿ ― to weep, to bewail, to deplore some one
    լալ ի լալիւնlal i laliwn ― to melt or burst into tears
    զլալ առնուլ, հարկանել, լինելzlal aṙnul, harkanel, linel ― to wail, to weep, to lament, to deplore; to be in mourning

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References[edit]

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