նաւաստի

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Etymology[edit]

From *նաւաստ (*nawast, navigation) +‎ (-i), from Middle Iranian *nāvvast, from Iranian *nāv- (ship) + *vasti-/*vasta- (driving, leading), from *vad- (to lead). The first is cognate with նաւ (naw), the second part is related to վարեմ (varem).

Noun[edit]

նաւաստի (nawasti

  1. sailor, seaman, mariner, sea-faring man
    նաւաստիքnawastikʿ ― seamen, sea-faring people, crew

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References[edit]

  • նաւաստի in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • նաւաստի 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
  • Anait Perixanjan (1993), Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskogo jazyka [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 57