ձերբակալ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձերբակալ (jerbakal); see it for more.

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ձերբակալ (jerbakal)

  1. arrested

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally “caught by the hand”, from *ձերբ (*jerb, an old ablative of ձեռն (jeṙn)) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ կալում (kalum). The formation is a calque of Parthian [script?] (dastgraβ, captive).

Adjective[edit]

ձերբակալ (jerbakal

  1. taken, arrested
    ձերբակալ առնելjerbakal aṙnel ― to take, to seize, to arrest, to make prisoner, to take into custody, to apprehend

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Noun[edit]

ձերբակալ (jerbakal

  1. prisoner, captive

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References[edit]

  • ձերբակալ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ձերբակալ 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
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 42