ճանաչեմ

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Etymology[edit]

Through assimilation from earlier *ծանաչեմ (*canačʿem), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₃ské-. The primitive root is ծան- (can-). Possible traces of the meaning ‘sign, omen’ can be seen in ծիածան (ciacan) and ծանակ (canak); for this meaning compare Russian знак (znak).

Verb[edit]

ճանաչեմ (čanačʿem)  (aorist indicative ծանեայ)

  1. to know to recognize; to be acquainted, to be aware
    չճանաչելčʿčanačʿel ― not to know, to be unthankful, to forget
    ճանաչել զիրաւունսčanačʿel zirawuns ― to listen to reason

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References[edit]

  • ճանաչեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • ճանաչեմ 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
  • Ašot Abrahamyan (1976), Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (fourth edition), Yerevan: Luys
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 338
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 53