վկայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *vīkay. Compare Avestan [script needed] (vīkaya), composed of the prefix [script needed] (vī-, down) and the root [script needed] (kay-, to divide, separate, discern).

Noun[edit]

վկայ (vkay

  1. witness, testifier; voucher
    Աստուած ինձ վկայAstuac inj vkay ― God is my witness
    վկայ լինելvkay linel ― to be a witness of, the witnesses of, to be admitted as evidence
    վկայ կոչելvkay kočʿel ― to summon as witness; to invoke or call on to witness
    վկայ առնուլvkay aṙnul ― to take to witness
  2. martyr

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References[edit]

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