կից

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կից (kicʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

կից (kicʿ) (superlative ամենակից)

  1. together, united, conjoined
  2. close, near

Declension[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

կից (kicʿ)

  1. close, near, at

Noun[edit]

կից (kicʿ)

  1. (Western Armenian) Alternative form of կիցք (kicʿkʿ)
  2. (dialectal) Alternative form of կից (kicʿ)

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dui-sk-, from *dwóh₁ (two). Compare Old High German zwisk (double).

Adjective[edit]

կից (kicʿ

  1. together, united, conjoined
    կից լինելkicʿ linel ― to be annexed
  2. close, near

Adverb[edit]

կից (kicʿ)

  1. conjointly, together, at the same time
    կից ընթանալkicʿ əntʿanal ― to run together; to concur with, to cooperate; to compete

Noun[edit]

կից (kicʿ

  1. (in the plural) joint, conjunction, union
    կիցք ճանապարհիkicʿkʿ čanaparhi ― place where four roads meet or cross, cross-road or cross-street
    կիցք բանիցkicʿkʿ banicʿ ― composition, texture
    կիցք անդրեացkicʿkʿ andreacʿ ― group of statuary
  2. (in the plural) the hind part of an animal
  3. (in the plural) kick, kicking (developed from the previous sense)
    կիցս արձակել, ընկենուլ, հանելkicʿs arjakel, ənkenul, hanel ― to kick, to fling out or kick up the heels
  4. Alternative form of կուց (kucʿ)

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References[edit]

  • կից in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կից 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
  • կից 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 365