նաւակատիք

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing +‎ (-kʿ). The first part goes back to an Iranian descendant of Proto-Indo-European *néwos (new) (compare Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬎𐬎𐬀 (nauua)), the second is of uncertain origin. Hübschmann identified it with Proto-Iranian *kata- (house) (compare Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀 (kata-, habitation), Persian کده (kade, habitation)). But according to Jahukyan, it goes back to Iranian *kāti- (wish, desire) (compare Sanskrit काति (kāti, wishing, desiring)), from Proto-Iranian *kā- (to strive for, to desire) (compare the Iranian etymon of կամ (kam)) with the verbal suffix *-ti-.

Noun[edit]

նաւակատիք (nawakatikʿpl 

  1. inauguration, dedication, consecration ceremony
    առնել զնաւակատիս շինուածոյaṙnel znawakatis šinuacoy — to inaugurate a building
    նաւակատիս առնել սեղանոյնnawakatis aṙnel sełanoyn — to dedicate or consecrate an altar
  2. feast, festival, rejoicing celebrated at the anniversaries of building inaugurations, weddings, etc.
  3. (Christianity) the eve of five “Tabernacle” feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church, when the fasting rules are relaxed

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • նաւակատիք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նաւակատիք 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
  • նաւակատիք in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • նաւակատիք in Ṙubēn Łazarean (2000), Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Heinrich Hübschmann (1897), Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 202
  • նաւակատիք in Stepʿan Malxaseancʿ (1944–45), Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary], in 4 vols, Yerevan: State Publishing House of the Armenian SSR
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1995), Hay-iranakan lezvakan zugadipumner [Armenian-Iranian Lingual Parallels]. In: Patma-Banasirakan Handes 1995, No. 2: 183–186