կէտ

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of the same origin as Old Armenian կիծ- (kic-, to bite).

Noun[edit]

կէտ (kēt)

  1. a kind of fly that bites donkeys and cattle

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • կէտ” in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan, (1987–92), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 361

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

կէտ (kēt

  1. whale
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Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from unattested Iranian *kēt; compare Sanskrit केत (keta, mark, sign) and Middle Armenian կայտ (kayt). Alternatively, related to կիծ- (kic-, to bite).

Noun[edit]

կէտ (kēt

  1. point, dot (in various senses, such as of time, appointment)
    ի կէտ մահունi kēt mahun — at the point of death
    կէտ նպատակիkēt npataki — aim, end, scope, object, goal
  2. goal, purpose; target
  3. centre
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Adjective[edit]

կէտ (kēt

  1. (post-classical) odd (of numbers)
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Usage notes[edit]

In some compounds the word has the combining form կետ- (ket-).

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • կէտ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կէտ 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
  • կէտ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 363