մատչիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The root is մատ- (mat-), from Proto-Indo-European *mād- (to meet, to approach), +‎ -չ- (-čʿ-). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *mōtą. Related to մօտ (mōt).

Verb[edit]

մատչիմ (matčʿim)  (aorist indicative մատեայ)

  1. (intransitive) to approach, to come close, to draw near, to advance, to present or offer oneself, to come, to appear
    յառաջ մատչելyaṙaǰ matčʿel ― to advance, to come or go forward
    հուպ մատչելhup matčʿel ― to approach, to draw near
    ի վեր մատչելi ver matčʿel ― to go higher up, to ascend
  2. (intransitive) to be presented, offered, celebrated

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References[edit]

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