ամուսին

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian ամուսին (amusin)

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Noun[edit]

ամուսին (amusin)

  1. husband
  2. spouse (husband or wife)
  3. life partner

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sm̥-uk-, from *sem- (together) and *ewk- (be accustomed, learn), whence ուսանիմ (usanim), +‎ -ին (-in). Thus, the original meaning of the compound is “accustomed to each other” or similar. Possibly cognate with Latin uxor.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

ամուսին (amusin)

  1. consort, spouse (husband or wife)
    • 5th century, Eznik Kołbacʿi, Ełc ałandocʿ [Refutation of the Sects]
      Զի առնիցէ անդ զԱդամ եւ զամուսինն նորա
      Zi aṙnicʿē and zAdam ew zamusinn nora

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Adjective[edit]

ամուսին (amusin)

  1. married
    • 5th century, Bible, Joel 1.8
      Ողբա առ իս իբրեւ զհարսն քրձազգած ի վերայ առն իւրոյ ամուսնոյ։
      Ołba aṙ is ibrew zharsn kʿrjazgac i veray aṙn iwroy amusnoy.
      Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
  2. (rare) coeternal, of the same age

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ամուսին”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 160–161
  2. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 36–37

Further reading[edit]

  • Awgerean, Mkrtičʿ (1865), “ամուսին”, in Aṙjeṙn baṙaran haykaznean lezui [Pocket Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), corrected and expanded by Čēlalean, Grigor, 2nd edition, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 30a
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836), “ամուսին”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), volume I, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 72a
  • J̌axǰaxean, Manuēl (1837), “ամուսին”, in Baṙgirkʿ i barbaṙ hay ew italakan [Armenian–Italian Dictionary], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 45b
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ամուսին”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 17a
  • Xačʿatryan, Lalik (2003), “ամուսին”, in Grabari bacʿatrakan baṙaran (Jewabanoren tararžekʿ baṙer) [Explanatory Dictionary of Old Armenian (Morphologically Polysemantic Words)] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Zangak-97, ISBN 99930-2-611-5, page 22