շղթայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *շշղթայ (*ššłtʿay), from dialectal Classical Syriac *šišiltāʼ, which must have existed alongside the regular ܫܝܫܠܬܐ (šēšaltāʼ, chain).

Noun[edit]

շղթայ (šłtʿay

  1. chain
    շղթայ ոսկիšłtʿay oski ― gold chain
    շղթայք գերութեանšłtʿaykʿ gerutʿean ― the bonds of slavery
    արկանել ի շղթայսarkanel i šłtʿays ― to chain, to enchain, to put in chains, irons or fetters
    խորտակել զշղթայսxortakel zšłtʿays ― to break one's chains
  2. (figuratively) chain, concatenation, continuity, series

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References[edit]

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