արքայ

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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 արքայ‎ ― arkʿayicʿ arkʿay ― king of kings
    կեցցէ՜ արքայ‎ ― kecʿcʿē! arkʿay ― God 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, published 1926–1935
  • 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