բայ

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian բայ (bay); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. (grammar) verb
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Armenian բայ (bay); see it for more.

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. lair
Declension[edit]

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂-ti-, from *bʰeh₂- (to speak). Cognate with Ancient Greek φάσις (phásis), φάτις (phátis, declaration, enunciation, rumour).

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. speech, discourse
  2. word
  3. (grammar) verb
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “bay₁”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 165
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 9

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of բամ (bam)

Etymology 3[edit]

Ačaṙean does not record an acceptable etymology.

Ałayan derives from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewH- (to be), connecting the word with Old Irish both (hut, bothy, cot; cabin), Welsh bod (dwelling), Lithuanian bùtas (house). J̌ahukyan, developing this, writes that the Indo-European proto-form for Armenian may have been *bʰweH-t- and the closest cognate—Albanian botë. Martirosyan remarks that not all the formal details are clear. For the semantic field, he compares the etymologically cognate բոյն (boyn, nest; den, lair; hut).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • բահ (bah) (post-classical)

Noun[edit]

բայ (bay)

  1. den, lair (especially of a bear)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “բայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 402b
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1974) Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 35–36
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 116, 160
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “bay₂”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 165–166