ծառայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Hurro-Urartian origin. Compare Hurrian [script needed] (sarre, live booty, captives).

Noun[edit]

ծառայ (caṙay

  1. manservant, domestic, waiter, boy, valet, footman; captive; slave; vassal, dependent, subject
    ազնիւ, հաւատարիմ ծառայazniw, hawatarim caṙay ― good, faithful servant
    վարձ ծառայիvarj caṙayi ― wages, hire
    գրատ, նշանազգեստ ծառայիgrat, nšanazgest caṙayi ― livery
    ծառայ առնուլcaṙay aṙnul ― to hire or engage a servant
    արձակել զծառայarjakel zcaṙay ― to discharge or dismiss a servant
    ի բաց արձակել զամենայն զծառայսi bacʿ arjakel zamenayn zcaṙays ― to clear the house
    նորոգել զամենայն զծառայսnorogel zamenayn zcaṙays ― to engage new servants

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References[edit]

  • Igor M. Diakonoff (1985), Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 105.4: 597–603
  • ծառայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ծառայ 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
  • ծառայ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University