մատաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մատաղ (matał); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

մատաղ (matał)

  1. young, tender, new, fresh

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Noun[edit]

մատաղ (matał)

  1. sacrificial offering
  2. the process of sacrificing an animal
  3. the meat of the sacrificed animal

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, derived by metathesis from earlier *մաղատ (*małat), from Proto-Indo-European *mlad-, grown from *mel- (to grind). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ) and related to մատղաշ (matłaš). On the other hand, J̌ahukyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *mad- (wet; glossy, fat, well-fed) and cognate to Persian مسکه (maska, fresh butter) and Old High German mast (fattening).

Adjective[edit]

մատաղ (matał

  1. young, tender, new, fresh
    մատաղ հասակաւ, յաւուրցmatał hasakaw, yawurcʿ — very young
    ի մատաղ տիսi matał tis — in infancy, at so tender an age
    որթ մատաղortʿ matał — milk-fed calf

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Noun[edit]

մատաղ (matał

  1. child, little child
  2. young calf intended for sacrifice; sacrificial offering

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References[edit]

  • մատաղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մատաղ 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
  • մատաղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մատաղ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5