անքատ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ačaṙyan rejects all proposals and leaves the origin open. Ałayan derives from Proto-Indo-European *ank- (need, necessity) + -ատ (-at), with cognates such as Ancient Greek ἀνάγκη (anánkē), Old Irish écen (necessity, compulsion), Welsh angen (necessity), Breton anken (anxiety); on this root see Pokorny. To explain the -ք- (-kʿ-) instead of expected -գ- (-g-) Ałayan assumes the analogical influence of աղքատ (ałkʿat).

Adjective[edit]

անքատ (ankʿat)

  1. indigent, necessitous, poor, forlorn
  2. greedy; avaricious, covetous

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “անքատ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “անքատ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “անքատ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 214a
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959), “¹ank-”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 45
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1974) Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 22–23