վասն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *vasn. Compare Parthian [Manichaean needed] (vasnād, for, because of), Old Persian [script needed] (vašna, due to, thanks to) and Avestan [script needed] (re-vasna, desire).

Preposition[edit]

վասն (vasn)

  1. (with genitive) for, by reason of, for the sake of, on account of, in consideration of, considering, touching, concerning, upon the subject of; as to, as for, with respect to
    վասն սիրոյն Աստուծոյvasn siroyn Astucoy ― for the love of God
    վասն իմvasn im ― for me, for my sake; as for me, for my part
    վասն թեթեւ ինչ յանցանացvasn tʿetʿew inčʿ yancʿanacʿ ― for a slight fault
    վասն երկիւղիvasn erkiwłi ― for fear of
    վասն ընտրելոցvasn əntrelocʿ ― in favour of the elect
    վասն զիvasn zi ― for, because, wherefore
    վասն է՞րvasn ē?r ― why? for what reason?
    վասն այնր/այնորիկ, վասն այդր/այդորիկ, վասն այսր/այսորիկvasn aynr/aynorik, vasn aydr/aydorik, vasn aysr/aysorik ― for that reason, therefore, to that end, on that account
    վասն ո՞յրvasn o?yr ― for which? for whom?
    վասն որոյvasn oroy ― why, therefore, by reason of which, consequently, wherefore
    վասն անգիտութեանvasn angitutʿean ― through ignorance, ignorantly
    վասն խաչի քո պատուականիvasn xačʿi kʿo patuakani ― by means of Thy most precious Cross, through Thy intercession
    վասն մեղացնvasn mełacʿn ― sin-or trespass-offering

References[edit]

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