առակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian առակ ‎(aṙak); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

առակ ‎(aṙak)

  1. fable

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the preposition առ ‎(aṙ) +‎ ակն ‎(akn, eye).

Noun[edit]

առակ ‎(aṙak)

  1. example
    առակաւ‎ ― aṙakaw ― by example
    յառակ ածել‎ ― yaṙak acel ― to give an example, to quote
  2. spectacle, something to look at
  3. bad example, bad role-model, epitome, infamous subject for public talkings
    առ առակէ‎ ― aṙ aṙakē ― to be exposed to public laughter or contempt
    յառակս տալ‎ ― yaṙaks tal ― to expose to public attention or censure
    յառակս, առակ նշաւակի լինել‎ ― yaṙaks, aṙak nšawaki linel ― to be exposed to public view, to lay open to public contempt
  4. parable, simile, allegory; fable; proverb, adage
    առակ արկանել, առակօք խօսել‎ ― aṙak arkanel, aṙakōkʿ xōsel ― to tell a proverb, parable, fables; to proverb
    ըստ առակին‎ ― əst aṙakin ― according to the proverb
    յառակ գալ, յառակս լինել‎ ― yaṙak gal, yaṙaks linel ― to become proverbial or a proverb
  5. riddle, enigma, conundrum
    առակ արկանել, առակօք խօսել‎ ― aṙak arkanel, aṙakōkʿ xōsel ― to give an enigma or charade to guess or divide

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935