սկսանիմ

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Etymology[edit]

The root is *սկիս- (*skis-), of unknown origin. +‎ -ան- (-an-).

Verb[edit]

սկսանիմ (sksanim)

  1. to begin, to commence, to initiate, to set about, to enter upon, to start, to make one's outset
    վերստին սկսանելverstin sksanel ― to begin again, anew, afresh or over again; to recommence
    տալ սկսանելtal sksanel ― to cause to commence
  2. to give the signal for or of, to fall to, to undertake, to propose, to put in train
  3. to be born, begun or commenced

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References[edit]

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