մեղանչեմ

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Etymology[edit]

Suffixed from մեղ (meł) +‎ -նչ- (-nčʿ-).

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մեղանչեմ (mełančʿem)  (aorist indicative մեղայ)

  1. (intransitive) to sin, to commit crime or fault, to transgress, to do amiss, to offend, to fail in duty, to err
    մահուչափ մեղանչելmahučʿapʿ mełančʿel ― to sin mortally
    ծանունս մեղանչելcanuns mełančʿel ― to sin grievously
    թեթեւս մեղանչելtʿetʿews mełančʿel ― to sin lightly or venially
    զի՞ մեղայzi? mełay ― what have I done?
  2. (transitive) to mistake, to wrong, to injure, to aggrieve, to do injury or harm, to harm, to be hurtful, to hurt, to be prejudicial or injurious to

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References[edit]

  • մեղանչեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մեղանչեմ 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