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 𐬬𐬍-𐬑𐬀𐬛𐬀- (vī-xada-, to squeeze apart), Persian خاییدن (xâyidan, to gnaw, chew).

Verb[edit]

խածանեմ (xacanem)  (aorist indicative խածի)

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

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խածանեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խածանեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խած”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 323
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 82