քաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kau- (to beware, to take precautions). Cognate with Latin caveo. The root is related to Proto-Indo-European *skeu- (to watch), whence ցոյց (cʿoycʿ).

Noun[edit]

քաւ (kʿawindeclinable

  1. expiation, atonement, redemption
    քա՜ւ յինէնkʿa!w yinēn ― far be it from me, God save me!
    քա՜ւ լիցի ինձ ի Տեառնէkʿa!w licʿi inj i Teaṙnē ― God preserve me!
    քա՜ւ քեզ, քա՜ւ լիցի, քա՜ւ մի լիցիkʿa!w kʿez, kʿa!w licʿi, kʿa!w mi licʿi ― no! God forbid!
    քա՜ւ լիցի քեզkʿa!w licʿi kʿez ― far be such thoughts from thee
    քա՜ւ լիցի մեզkʿa!w licʿi mez ― we will not, we don't like
    քա՜ւ ի մէնջkʿa!w i mēnǰ ― God preserve us, God save us
    օն անդր, քա՜ւ լիցիōn andr, kʿa!w licʿi ― oh! never fye! fye upon it!

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References[edit]

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