գէշ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • գիշ(giš) (post-classical, wrongly abstracted away from compounds such as գիշ-ակեր(giš-aker))

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. According to Pokorny, from Proto-Indo-European *weis-(to flow; poison), with cognates such as Avestan [script needed](vaēšah-, decay, decomposition), [script needed](viš-), [script needed](viša-, poison), Sanskrit विष(viṣa, poison), Ancient Greek ἰός(iós), Latin virus. According to J̌ahukyan 2010, a borrowing from the Iranian cognate is more likely than direct inheritance from Proto-Indo-European.

Noun[edit]

գէշ ‎(gēš)

  1. corpse, carrion, dead body
    գէշ արկանել‎ ― gēš arkanel ― to devour or make beasts eat
  2. ripped piece of body
    գէշ գէշ պատառիլ‎ ― gēš gēš pataṙil ― to be torn into pieces
  3. (by extension) a piece of anything broken, a splinter, fragment

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Adjective[edit]

գէշ ‎(gēš)

  1. (post-classical) bad, ill

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