զատիկ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian զատիկ ‎(zatik). For the development of the sense of “ladybug” in dialects, compare the name of that insect in various languages: Russian божья коровка ‎(božʹja korovka, literally God's cow), Lithuanian dievo karvytė ‎(literally God's cow), Romanian vaca domnului ‎(literally God's cow), German Marienkäfer ‎(literally Mary’s beetle), English ladybug ‎(literally Lady's (Mary's) bug).

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Noun[edit]

զատիկ ‎(zatik)

  1. (Judaism, often capitalized) Passover
  2. (Christianity, often capitalized) Easter
    զատկի ձու‎ ― zatki ju ― Easter egg
  3. (by extension) holiday, feast

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Noun[edit]

զատիկ ‎(zatik)

  1. ladybird, ladybug

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Martirosyan, who develops J̌ahukyan's etymology, the word originally meant “sacrificial animal (particularly cow or heifer) devoted to/representing the Goddess Anahit; spring festival of the cow sacrifice” and is derived from զատանեմ ‎(zatanem, to separate) +‎ -իկ ‎(-ik).

Alternatively, according to Hovhannisyan, զատիկ ‎(zatik, sacrifice) is an Iranian borrowing; compare Middle Persian ztn' ‎(zadan, to hit, beat, strike, smite), the present stem zn- ‎(zan-) of which is seen in Old Armenian զենում ‎(zenum, to slaughter an animal, to sacrifice).

Noun[edit]

զատիկ ‎(zatik)

  1. victim, sacrifice
  2. (Judaism) Passover
    զատիկ հրէից‎ ― zatik hrēicʿ ― the Passover
    գառն զատկի‎ ― gaṙn zatki ― paschal lamb
  3. (Christianity, sometimes capitalized) Easter
    խթումն զատկի‎ ― xtʿumn zatki ― Easter Eve
  4. (by extension) holiday, feast

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “զատիկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “զատիկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “զատիկ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1991), “Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 2, pages 38–39
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “zatik”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 273–274