աւազակ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

According to Asatryan, perhaps from Middle Iranian *āwā̆zāk(carrying away), an agent noun from the preverb *ā- + *waz-(to carry), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. For the suffix see -ակ(-ak).

Noun[edit]

աւազակ ‎(awazak)

  1. thief, robber, rifler
  2. assassin, brigand, highwayman

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “աւազակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “աւազակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “աւազակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Asatrjan, G. S. (2013), “Parfjanskoje gōsān [Parthian gōsān]”, in Toxtasʹjev S. R., Lurʹje P. B., editors, Commentationes Iranicae. Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladimira Aronoviča Livšica[1] (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, ISBN 978-5-4469-0127-2, page 103