դիք

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian դիք ‎(dikʿ).

Noun[edit]

դիք ‎(dikʿ)

  1. (archaic, collective) gods (pagan)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish dik.

Adjective[edit]

դիք ‎(dikʿ) ‎(superlative ամենադիք)

  1. (dialectal) steep
    դիք ճանապարհ‎ ― dikʿ čanaparh ― steep road
  2. (dialectal) protruding, upright; vertical
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

դիք ‎(dikʿ)

  1. (dialectal) hill, hillock
  2. (dialectal) ascent, rise; steep slope
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1944–1945), “դիք”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: State Publishing House

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s; see there for more.

The combining form դիւց- ‎(diwcʿ-) may have arisen from contamination with դիւ- ‎(diw-), combining form of դեւ ‎(dew), or with Proto-Armenian *tiw ‎(god) (see տիւ ‎(tiw, day)).

Noun[edit]

դիք ‎(dikʿpl

  1. gods
    կարգել ընդ դիս‎ ― kargel ənd dis ― to deify, to place in the number of gods
    դաշտային դիք‎ ― daštayin dikʿ ― the rural gods

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Always used in the plural, even when referring to a single god.
  • The word has the following combining forms: դից- ‎(dicʿ-), դիւց- ‎(diwcʿ-), -դիք ‎(-dikʿ).

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “դիք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “դիք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “դիք”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 239