յենում

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Related to նեցուկ (necʿuk).

Verb[edit]

յենում (yenum)  (aorist indicative յեցայ)

  1. (intransitive) to lean upon, on or against
    յենուլ յորմնyenul yormn — to lean against the wall
    յենուլ ի ծառyenul i caṙ — to lean or set one's back against a tree
    յենուլ արմկամբyenul armkamb — to lean on one's elbow; to rest one's elbows on
    յենուլ ի ցուպyenul i cʿup — to lean upon a stick
    կալ դատարկ յեցեալ յինչkal datark yecʿeal yinčʿ — to loll
    յենուլ ի ցուպ եղեգնեայyenul i cʿup ełegneay — to trust to a broken reed, to hope in, to rely or depend upon one who has no power, no interest
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to confide in, to rely on, to trust, to put one's trust or confidence in, to be based or grounded on
    յենուլ յոքyenul yokʿ — to rely, to depend upon a man's power, credit or protection
    յենուլ ի ծերութիւնyenul i cerutʿiwn — to advance or grow in years, to age, to become or get old
    յենուլ ի հպարտութիւն ամբարտաւանութեանyenul i hpartutʿiwn ambartawanutʿean — to grow proud, to be puffed up
    յենուլ ի վաղակաւորնyenul i vałakaworn — to unsheathe, to draw a sword
    ամեն ինչ ի նա յեցեալ կայamen inčʿ i na yecʿeal kay — all depends upon him, all hope is in him
    յեցի՛ր յիսyecʿír yis — lean upon me

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References[edit]

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