քաղեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root is քաղ- (kʿał-), inherited from Proto-Indo-European *kʷl̥-. Related to ցելում (cʿelum).

Verb[edit]

քաղեմ (kʿałem)  (aorist indicative քաղեցի)

  1. to pick, to pluck up, to take away; to draw, to extract
    սկսաւ ոգի նորա քաղիլ ի նմանէsksaw ogi nora kʿałil i nmanē ― he began to faint away
    լոյս իմ քաղիloys im kʿałi ― my life is consuming
    քաղել զոգիս, զշունչ ուրուքkʿałel zogis, zšunčʿ urukʿ ― to keep in suspense, to amuse, to keep at bay
    քաղել բանս ի բերանոյ ուրուքkʿałel bans i beranoy urukʿ ― to catch something out of one's mouth; (figuratively) to get, to obtain his secret surreptitiously
  2. to gather, to gather together, to collect, to assemble, to amass
  3. to construct a building tapering from bottom to top

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References[edit]

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