խթան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian խթան (xtʿan); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

խթան (xtʿan)

  1. spur
  2. (figuratively) inducement, stimulus

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From խթեմ (xtʿem) +‎ -ան (-an).

Noun[edit]

խթան (xtʿan)

  1. spur, goad
    խթան իշոյxtʿan išoyass-goad
    ընդդէմ խթանի աքացելյənddēm xtʿani akʿacʿelyto kick against the pricks
  2. (figuratively) spur, incentive

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Adjective[edit]

խթան (xtʿan)

  1. butting (of animals)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “խթան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “խթան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “խիթ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press