աշխատ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing, probably Middle Median because of the prothetic a-. Compare Middle Persian ʾxšʾd (depressed, troubled), Manichaean Middle Persian ʾxšʾdyh (ʾxšʾdyh, suffering), Sanskrit क्षत (kṣata, hurt).

Noun[edit]

աշխատ (ašxatindeclinable

  1. toil, work; torture, trouble
    աշխատ առնելašxat aṙnelto give trouble, to fatigue, to harass, to incommode, to disquiet, to disturb; to torment to plague, to rack; to weary; to importune, to pester
    աշխատ լինելašxat linelto take trouble

Usage notes[edit]

The word is not used independently (but is found in compounds) apart from the two idioms mentioned above.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աշխատ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աշխատ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աշխատ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 17