անհեթեթ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian անհեթեթ ‎(anhetʿetʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

անհեթեթ ‎(anhetʿetʿ) ‎(superlative ամենաանհեթեթ)

  1. absurd, ridiculous, nonsensical; pointless
    Հրանտն ապուշ է և նրա տեսություններն անհեթեթ են։
    Hrantn apuš ē ew nra tesutʿyunnern anhetʿetʿ en.
    Hrant is a dolt and his theories are ridiculous.
  2. unmindful, heedless, wrong
  3. bizarre, deformed, odd
  4. disordered, disorganized, messy
  5. enormous, colossal, gigantic

Declension[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

անհեթեթ ‎(anhetʿetʿ)

  1. absurdly, ridiculously, nonsensically

References[edit]

  • անհեթեթ”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps composed of the privative ան- ‎(an-) +‎ -հեթեթ ‎(-hetʿetʿ), related to հայթեմ ‎(haytʿem, to attach, to adjust, to put together); so basically meaning ‘un-shaped, un-formed, un-adjusted’.

Adjective[edit]

անհեթեթ ‎(anhetʿetʿ)

  1. deformed, shapeless, hideous, monstrous
    անհեթեթս‎ ― anhetʿetʿs ― absurdly, fantastically, ridiculously, awkwardly
  2. gigantic, enormous

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “անհեթեթ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “անհեթեթ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “անհեթեթ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 385