արահետ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian արահետ (arahet)

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Noun[edit]

արահետ (arahet)

  1. path; track; trail

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan from այր (ayr, man) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ հետ (het, footstep, track), i.e. “a trail left by man”.

On the other hand, according to Pʿerixanyan borrowed from Middle Median *arahēt(i), an old compound of Iranian *raθa- (chariot) + *iti-, *yāti- from *yā-, *yi- (to go), with the composite meaning of “road for chariots, road”; for the constituents compare Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot) and इत्या (ityā, going, stepping).

Noun[edit]

արահետ (arahet)

  1. road
  2. street
  3. beaten track; blazed trail

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “արահետ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “արահետ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “արահետ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • 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 9
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “arahet”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 125