բամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- ‎(to speak).

Verb[edit]

բամ ‎(bam)

  1. to speak, to say

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only the forms shown in the conjugation table have survived in the competition with the verb ասեմ ‎(asem), and these forms too are only rarely attested independently as verbs: usually they appear together with ասեմ ‎(asem) as conjunctions.
  • The forms բամ ‎(bam, I say), բաս ‎(bas, you say), բայ ‎(bay, he says) and the imperative բա ‎(ba, say!) are used as conjunctions with the meaning of “that”, e.g. ասաց բայ գայ եւ ահա եկն ‎(asacʿ bay gay ew aha ekn, he said that he will come and he came).

Conjunction[edit]

բամ ‎(bam)

  1. that
    ասացի բամ...‎ ― asacʿi bam... ― I said that...

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 164