կորնչիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Suffixed verb from the root կոր- (kor-) +‎ -նչ- (-nčʿ-). The root is of unknown origin.

Verb[edit]

կորնչիմ (kornčʿim)  (aorist indicative կորեայ)

  1. (intransitive) to be lost, to disappear
    կորեաւ յիշատակ իմkoreaw yišatak im ― all memory of me was lost
    կորեաւ յոյս իմkoreaw yoys im ― my hopes have vanished
    կորի՛ր յերեսաց իմոցkorír yeresacʿ imocʿ ― get you gone, be gone!
  2. (intransitive) to perish, to decay, to be destroyed
    կորնչել սովամահkornčʿel sovamah ― to die of starvation, to be starved to death; to be dying of hunger
  3. (intransitive) to lose one's way, to lose oneself, to go astray, to err
  4. (intransitive) to go to ruin, to ruin oneself

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References[edit]

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