իմանամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁em- (to take) +‎ -ան- (-an-). Cognate with Latin emo (to buy). Sense development from "to take" to "to comprehend" is common. A derivation from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think) has been proposed as well, but this is unlikely, as the verb is conjugated as if -ան- (-an-) were a suffix, not part of the root.

Verb[edit]

իմանամ (imanam)  (aorist indicative իմացայ)

  1. to understand, to know; to conceive, to comprehend, to perceive
    իմանալ զօրութեամբimanal zōrutʿeambto understand (something omitted)
  2. to feel
  3. to think, to contemplate
    զանձին իմանալ բարիzanjin imanal barito seek one's interest, to consult one's own happiness
  4. to think (of), to devise, to invent, to contrive
    հնարս իմանալ, զելս/զելս իրաց իմանալhnars imanal, zels/zels iracʿ imanalto find means, to exercise one's ingenuity, to invent
    գիտէ իմանալ զամենայն հնարսgitē imanal zamenayn hnarshe knows how to attain his end, how to manage
  5. to think, to consider, to believe

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “իմանամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “իմանամ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “իմանամ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 165