եղանիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From եղ () +‎ -ան- (-an-). The verb is suppletive: part of the conjugation is filled by forms of լինիմ (linim).

Verb[edit]

եղանիմ (ełanim)  (aorist indicative եղէ or եղայ)

  1. to be, to become, to be created; to happen
    եղանել ուրեքełanel urekʿto sojourn
    եղանել ընդ կնոջełanel ənd knoǰto know a woman
    եղիցի՛ լոյս եւ եղեւ լոյսełicʿí loys ew ełew loyslet there be light! and there was light
    եղիցի՛/եղիցի՛ եղիցի՛ełicʿí/ełicʿí ełicʿíamen, so be it, be it so
    մի՛ եղիցիmí ełicʿiGod forbid!
    եղիցի թէełicʿi tʿēsuppose, supposing that, that being supposed

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “եղանիմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy