արքայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root is արք- (arkʿ-), since long linked with Ancient Greek ἀρχός (arkhós, leader), ἄρχων (árkhōn, king), ἀρχή (arkhḗ, beginning), ἄρχω (árkhō, to rule). The Armenian may be borrowed from Ancient Greek via Classical Syriac. Alternatively, they may reflect a common borrowing from a Mediterranean substrate source. Compare also the correspondence ἄρχων (árkhōn) : արքունի (arkʿuni).

Noun[edit]

արքայ (arkʿay)

  1. king
    արքայից արքայarkʿayicʿ arkʿayking of kings
    կեցցէ՜ արքայkecʿcʿē! arkʿayGod save the King! long live the King!

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “արքայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “արքայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “արքայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “ark‘ay”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 148