խածանեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root is խած- ‎(xac-), from Proto-Indo-European (according to Godel *khad-ye-), +‎ -ան- ‎(-an-). Cognates include Sanskrit खादति ‎(khādati, to chew, bite, eat, devour), Avestan [script needed] ‎(vī-xada-, to squeeze apart).

Verb[edit]

խածանեմ ‎(xacanem)  (aorist indicative խածի)

  1. to bite, to sting (often refers to biting of snakes and beasts)
    խածանել զմիմեանսxacanel zmimeans ― to bite one another
    հաս եւ խած առնելhas ew xac aṙnel ― to eat greedily, to devour voraciously
  2. (figuratively) to nettle, to sting, to snarl at, to revile

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References[edit]

  • խածանեմ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խածանեմ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • խած in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 323
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 82