խափ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խափ (xapʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

խափ (xapʿ)

  1. (archaic) the act of seizing or of being seized
  2. impediment, hindrance

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • խափ in A. S. Łaribyan, Ē. B. Ałayan, G. B. J̌ahukyan, S. G. Abrahamyan, V. D. Aṙakʿelyan (editors-in-chief) (1969–80), Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian], in 4 vols, Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, the origin is uncertain; խուփն (xupʿn) and perhaps կափ- (kapʿ-) are ablauts of this. According to J̌ahukyan, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *khaph-, from *kap- (to seize; to grab).

Noun[edit]

խափ (xapʿ

  1. surprise, surprising; being caught in a trap; seizure, seizing
    ընդ խափսənd xapʿs ― by surprise
    ի խափս անկանելi xapʿs ankanel ― to be surprised, seized, led away
  2. impediment, hindrance

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • խափ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խափ 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
  • խափ” in Mxitʿar Sebastacʿi (1749–1769), Baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խափ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • խափ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5