քաղց

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քաղց (kʿałcʿ).

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Noun[edit]

քաղց (kʿałcʿ)

  1. (somewhat formal) hunger

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *swl̥dsḱ-, grown from *swel- (to burn, to scorch). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *sweltaną, whence Old Norse svelta (to starve).

Noun[edit]

քաղց (kʿałcʿ

  1. hunger
    քաղց դժնդակ, ուժգին, անհնարինkʿałcʿ džndak, užgin, anhnarin ― violent, canine, ravenous appetite or hunger
    յուղել զքաղցyułel zkʿałcʿ ― to excite, sharpen or quicken the appetite
    քաղցիւ հարկանիլkʿałcʿiw harkanil ― to be hunger-beaten, to be or feel hungry
    մեռանել առ քաղցոյնmeṙanel aṙ kʿałcʿoyn ― to starve, to die of starvation
    հարկանել զքաղցharkanel zkʿałcʿ ― to stay or satiate hunger
  2. (as an adjective) hungry

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References[edit]

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