դակու

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian դակու (daku); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

դակու (daku)

  1. Alternative form of դակուր (dakur)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1976), “դակու”, in Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Hayastan

Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps a Wanderwort related to English dagger. Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰāg-u- and cognate with Ancient Greek θήγω (thḗgō, to sharpen, whet). The by-form դակուր (dakur) may have arisen due to influence of սակուր (sakur)

Noun[edit]

դակու (daku)

  1. adze, axe

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դակու”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դակու”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դակու”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 232