գուշակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian գուշակ (gušak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

գուշակ (gušak)

  1. soothsayer, diviner
  2. sign, portent, presage

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • գուշակ”, in Žamanakakicʿ hayocʿ lezvi bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Contemporary Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, 1969–1980

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *gōšak, from Old Iranian *gauša-ka- (literally listener), from Proto-Iranian *gauš-, on which see گوش (gôš). Akin to Middle Persian gwšk' (gōšag, spy), Ossetian хъу́сӕг (qúsæg) / и-гъосӕг (i-ǧosæg, listener), Georgian loanword გუშაგი (gušagi, guardsman) and Aramaic 𐡂𐡅𐡔𐡊𐡀 (gwškʾ, a Persian official: spy), an Old Persian loanword.

Noun[edit]

գուշակ (gušak)

  1. spy, informer
    մատն եւ գուշակ լինելmatn ew gušak linelto denounce, to impeach, to accuse
  2. soothsayer, diviner, prophet
  3. sign, portent, presage
    գուշակ գարնայնոյgušak garnaynoyportent of spring

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գուշակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գուշակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “գուշակ”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌axǰaxean, Manuēl (1837), “գուշակ”, in Baṙgirkʿ i barbaṙ hay ew italakan [Armenian–Italian Dictionary], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “գուշակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 596–597