աղախին

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian աղախին (ałaxin), which see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern Armenian) IPA(key): [ɑʁɑˈχin]
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  • Hyphenation: ա‧ղա‧խին

Noun[edit]

աղախին (ałaxin)

  1. maidservant, housemaid, maid

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hurrian [script needed] (al(l)a(e)ḫḫe/inne-, keeper of that which pertains to the lord of the house/family), composed of *all-ae (lady or lord (of the house)), from the root *all- (to be lord of, to rule), + [script needed] (-ḫḫe, possessive adjective suffix) + [script needed] (-(i)nne, suffix of names of professions and similar). The borrowing may be from an Urartian cognate. Also from Hurrian are Akkadian 𒊩𒌓𒄭𒉡𒌅 (alaḫḫinatu, serving girl in the queen's court or of temple personnel) and Aramaic לחנה(/ləḥentā/, serving girl, concubine). See also աղխ (ałx).

Noun[edit]

աղախին (ałaxin)

  1. maidservant, housekeeper
  2. female slave
  3. nurserymaid, child's maid

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Diakonoff, Igor M. (1985), “Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian”, in Journal of the American Oriental Society[1], volume 105, issue 4, pages 597–603
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղախին”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղախին”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աղախին”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aɫaxin”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 24