գաթայ

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. The word is found in neighboring languages, Georgian ქადა ‎(kada), Turkish kete, Azeri kətə, Northern Kurdish kade, Udi kʿatʿa. According to Ačaṙyan these are borrowed from Armenian. Justi derived all from French gâteau but this is not accepted by Ačaṙyan and J̌ahukyan considers the similarity to be accidental. Ačaṙyan remarks that the Turkic forms correspond to dialectal (Hamshen, Karabakh) քաթա ‎(kʿatʿa).

Noun[edit]

գաթայ ‎(gatʿay) ‎(nominative plural գաթանի)

  1. gata

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • كاده ,كادك” in Ferdinand Justi (1879), Dictionnaire Kurde-Français, St. Pétersbourg: L'Académie Impériale des Sciences, page 321a
  • գաթայ in Ṙuben Łazaryan, Henrik Avetisyan (2009), Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, page 131a
  • գաթայ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan], volume I, pages 499–500
  • գաթայ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 144a