գէշ

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. According to Pokorny, from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to flow; poison), with cognates such as Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬀𐬵 (vaēšah, decay, decomposition), 𐬬𐬌𐬱- (viš-), 𐬬𐬌𐬱𐬀 (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 արկանելgēš arkanelto devour or make beasts eat
  2. ripped piece of body
    գէշ գէշ պատառիլgēš gēš pataṙilto 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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