աստեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hurrian [script needed] ‎(ašti, woman; wife).

Alternatively, from Proto-Armenian *ast ‎(fiancée, bride), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂ḱ-ti(h₂)-, *ph₂ḱ-teh₂- ‎(betrothal, engagement; betrothed (girl), fiancée, bride), from *peh₂ǵ-, *peh₂ḱ- ‎(to fasten, strengthen); cognate with Latin paciscor ‎(to negotiate, arrange; to make a settlement or come to terms; to engage oneself in marriage to).

Verb[edit]

աստեմ ‎(astem)

  1. (transitive) to look for a bride, ask in marriage

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References[edit]

  • Igor M. Diakonoff (1985), Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 105.4: 597–603
  • աստել in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • “astem” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 119