մոյթ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mewtʰi-. Cognates include Sanskrit मेथि (methi, pillar, post), Lithuanian miẽtas (stake, picket), Latvian miets (stake, picket), Latin meta (goal; end, boundary) and Old Norse meiðr (beam; pole; tree).

Noun[edit]

մոյթ (moytʿ

  1. stay, support, prop, jamb, pillar, pilaster, stanchion, buttress
    մոյթ դնելmoytʿ dnel ― to prop, to support, to shore up
    մոյթ լարակալmoytʿ larakal ― bridge of a musical instrument

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References[edit]

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