քունեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From քուն (kʿun).

Verb[edit]

քունեմ (kʿunem)  (aorist indicative քունեցի)

  1. to sleep
  2. (figuratively) to pass away, to die
    քունել ընդ հարսkʿunel ənd hars ― to sleep with one's fathers
  3. to lie with, to sleep with a woman, to know her

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Usage notes[edit]

In modern Armenian քունել (kʿunel) has become a vulgar word meaning “to fuck”. The form քնել (kʿnel) means “to sleep”. The etymological relation between the two is not realized.

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References[edit]

  • քունեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy