քուեայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Talmudic Aramaic [script needed] (quwyā, cube; die), from Ancient Greek κυβεία (kubeía).

Noun[edit]

քուեայ (kʿueay

  1. cube
  2. die (used in divination)
  3. knucklebone (used in a game)
  4. (post-classical, modern) vote, ball, ballot
    տուփ քուէիցtupʿ kʿuēicʿ ― urn, ballot-box
    տուփ քուէիւքtupʿ kʿuēiwkʿ ― by an unanimous vote
    քուեայ արկանել, տալ ձգելkʿueay arkanel, tal jgel ― to vote, to ballot, to come to the vote, to poll

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References[edit]

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