բամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰéh₂ti, athematic root present of *bʰeh₂- (to speak).[1][2][3][4]

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]

  1. ^ Ačaṙyan, Hračʿya (1940) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun [History of the Armenian Language] (in Armenian), volume I, Yerevan: University Press, pages 40–41
  2. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  3. ^ Fortson, Benjamin W. (2010) Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction, second edition, Oxford: Blackwell, page 391
  4. ^ Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 164

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բամ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 124
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy