մօտ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is մաւտ (mawt), from the same Proto-Indo-European root as մատչիմ (matčʿim); see it.

Preposition[edit]

մօտ (mōt)

  1. (with accusative) near, nigh, next, close by, by
    մօտ այսրmōt aysr ― near to this place
    մօտ առ մօտ, մօտ ի մօտ, մօտ ի մօտոյmōt aṙ mōt, mōt i mōt, mōt i mōtoy ― quite near or close, contiguously, thickly
    մօտ ընդ մօտ, մօտ ընդ հուպmōt ənd mōt, mōt ənd hup ― soon, directly, instantly
    ի/ընդ մօտոյ, ի մօտէ, մօտուստ, ի մօտուստi/ənd mōtoy, i mōtē, mōtust, i mōtust ― near, nearly, close by or to, next; soon, shortly, soon after; lately
    մօտ լինելmōt linel ― to be near or close to, to approach, to draw near
    ի մօտ կալi mōt kal ― to stand near, to be present at, to attend
    մօտ կտրելmōt ktrel ― to cut quite short
    մօտ անցանելmōt ancʿanel ― to pass close to, or hard by

Usage notes[edit]

Also functioning as an adverb.

Adjective[edit]

մօտ (mōt

  1. near
    ընդ մօտ աւուրսənd mōt awurs ― shortly, soon
    մօտ է առ քեզ յորժամ կամիցիս՝ կարող լինելmōt ē aṙ kʿez yoržam kamicʿis, karoł linel ― where there is a will there is a way

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References[edit]

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