առագաստ

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Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian առագաստ (aṙagast). The word must have also meant “room”, whence by extension “wine-pressing room” → “wine-press”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

առագաստ (aṙagast)

  1. sail of a ship
  2. curtain
  3. nuptial chamber
  4. (dialectal) wine-press

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preposition առ (aṙ) +‎ ագ- (ag-, to put on clothes) +‎ -ստ (-st).[1][2][3] Alternatively, from the same preposition առա- (aṙa-) + Proto-Armenian *wst-, from Proto-Indo-European *us-t-h₂-ós, *us-t-h₂-ós, genitive of *wés-t-eh₂-, from *wes- (to be dressed), whence զգեստ (zgest), and cognate with Ancient Greek ἐσθής (esthḗs).[3]

Noun[edit]

առագաստ (aṙagast)

  1. curtain, veil, net
  2. nuptial canopy
  3. (by extension) bridal chamber
    մանկունք առագաստիmankunkʿ aṙagastiyoung persons that accompany the bridegroom, paranymphs
  4. (figuratively) pretext meant to hide something
  5. tent, pavillon
  6. sail of a ship
    առագաստ պարզել, վերացուցանելaṙagast parzel, veracʿucʿanelto sail
    իջուցանել զառագաստiǰucʿanel zaṙagastto strike sail
  7. (anatomy) cornea
  8. (anatomy) diaphragm

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 38–39
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առագաստ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. 3.0 3.1 Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “aṙagast”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 101

Further reading[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առագաստ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առագաստ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy