ամամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *am-(to fill). Cognates include Sanskrit अमत(ámatra, a large drinking vessel), Ancient Greek ἀμίς(amís, chamber-pot), ἄμη(ámē, water-bucket).

Verb[edit]

ամամ ‎(amam)

  1. (transitive) to fill; to put in a vessel or bag, to bag
  2. (transitive) to pour out, to empty, to discharge
    ամալ ծարիր յաչս‎ ― amal carir yačʿs ― to colour the eyes with prepared antimony
  3. (transitive) to cast forth or emit
  4. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to be emptied

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ամամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ամամ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935