ամամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *am- (to fill); cognate with Sanskrit अमत (ámatra, a large drinking vessel), Ancient Greek ἀμίς (amís, chamber-pot), ἄμη (ámē, water-bucket).[1][2]

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 յաչսamal carir yačʿsto 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]

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 36–37
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ամալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press

Further reading[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ամամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ամամ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy