նպաստ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նպաստ (npast), see there for more.

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Noun[edit]

նպաստ (npast)

  1. benefit; pension; subsidy; grant, allowance, grant-in-aid
    գործազրկության նպաստunemployment benefit
  2. use; benefit; good
    նպաստ բերել հայրենիքինto be useful to one’s country
    ի նպաստin support of, in favour of

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Persian *ni-upastā (aid), composed of [script needed] (ni-, down) + [script needed] (upa-, on, to) + [script needed] (sta-, stand, stay, remain). Compare attested Avestan [script needed] (upastā) and Old Persian [script needed] (upastā), both meaning “help, aid”. Related to ապաստան (apastan, shelter, refuge).

Noun[edit]

նպաստ (npast

  1. aid, assistance, succour, help, favour, subsidy, support, relief, resource, means
    ի նպաստi npast ― in support of, on behalf or in favour of
    նպաստ մատուցանելnpast matucʿanel ― to aid, to succour, to help; to care, to take care
    նպաստ լինելnpast linel ― to help, to assist, to succour

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References[edit]

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