անասուն

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անասուն ‎(anasun).

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անասուն ‎(anasun)

  1. animal, beast (usually of farm animals)
  2. (pejorative) brute, beast (used as generic insult)
    արա, այ անասու՛ն
  3. (dialectal) child (not yet capable of speech)

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “not-speaking”, from ան- ‎(an-, without, less, un-) +‎ ասուն ‎(asun, capable of speech and reason). Typologically compare Georgian პირუტყვი ‎(ṗiruṭq̇vi).

Adjective[edit]

անասուն ‎(anasun

  1. irrational; not endowed with the faculty of speaking

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Noun[edit]

անասուն ‎(anasun

  1. animal, brute

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References[edit]

  • անասուն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անասուն in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy