զենում

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Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *zyān or *ziyān. Compare Sogdian wzyʾn (ōzyān, sacrifice).

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զենում (zenum)

  1. (transitive) to slaughter, to kill (an animal)
  2. (transitive) to immolate, to sacrifice
  3. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to be sacrificed or immolated

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “զենում”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “զենում”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “զեն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 525