մատ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian մատն (matn); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

մատ (mat)

  1. (anatomy) finger; toe
Declension[edit]

but colloquially:

Etymology 2[edit]

From Russian мат (mat).

Noun[edit]

մատ (mat)

  1. (chess) checkmate, mate
    մատ անելmat anel — to mate
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Armenian մատն (matn).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

մատ (mat)

  1. (dialectal) hill
  2. (dialectal) slope
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 452
  • մատն in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մատ in A. S. Łaribyan, Ē. B. Ałayan, G. B. J̌ahukyan, S. G. Abrahamyan, V. D. Aṙakʿelyan (editors-in-chief) (1969–1980), Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian], in 4 vols, Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR