գօտի

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is գաւտի(gawti), perhaps composed of unknown *գաւ(*gaw, back) +‎ տի-(ti-, tie, bond). Compare dialectal մեջկապ(meǰkap).

Noun[edit]

գօտի ‎(gōti)

  1. girdle, belt
    գօտի ածել, գօտի ընդ մէջ ածել‎ ― gōti acel, gōti ənd mēǰ acel ― to gird, to tie or to draw close round the body; to be prompt
  2. (astrology) belt of the sky
  3. (geography) zone
    այրեցած գօտի‎ ― ayrecʿac gōti ― torrid zone
    բարեխառն գօտի‎ ― barexaṙn gōti ― temperate zone
    սառուցեալ գօտի‎ ― saṙucʿeal gōti ― glacial zone
  4. (figuratively) rainbow; mountain ridge; a corridor in a palace
    գօտի լերանց‎ ― gōti lerancʿ ― chain of mountains
    գօտի աստուածական, տէրունեան, Արամազդայ‎ ― gōti astuacakan, tērunean, Aramazday ― rainbow

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Usage notes[edit]

The word has five combining forms: գօտի-(gōti-), գօտե-(gōte-), գօտէ-(gōtē-), գօտեւ-(gōtew-) and գօտել-(gōtel-)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գօտի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գօտի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գօտի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935