աղօտ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is աղաւտ (aławt).

According to Ačaṙyan of unknown origin.

Ałayan derives from Proto-Indo-European *sal- (dirty grey) +‎ -աւտ (-awt) with cognates such as Old English salu (English sallow), Welsh halog, Russian соло́вый (solóvyj), etc. Ałayan’s etymology is accepted by J̌ahukyan. See also աղտ (ałt).

Adjective[edit]

աղօտ (ałōt)

  1. dim, dark, dull (of light)
    աղօտ լոյսałōt loysdarkness visible, glimmer, faint light
    ընդ աղոտənd ałotobscurely, darkly, indistinctly, dimly; near-sighted; hazy, obscure
    ընդ աղօտ տեսանել՝ ակնարկելənd ałōt tesanel, aknarkelto catch a glimpse of, to see indistinctly, to blink
  2. weak, feeble (of voice)
    իբրեւ աղօտ իմն շունչ յըռնգունս ունէինibrew ałōt imn šunčʿ yəṙnguns unēinthey were at the last gasp
  3. (grammar) short (of vowels, syllables)
  4. feeble, indistinct, small
    իբրեւ աղօտ իմն շունչ յըռնգունս ունէինibrew ałōt imn šunčʿ yəṙnguns unēinthey were at the last gasp

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

աղօտ (ałōt)

  1. obscurely, darkly, indistinctly, dimly

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աղօտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աղօտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “աղօտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 138b
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1974) Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 18–19
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “աղաւտ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 35