ծառայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Hurro-Urartian origin. Compare Hurrian [script needed](sarre, live booty, captives).

Noun[edit]

ծառայ (caṙay)

  1. manservant, domestic, waiter, boy, valet, footman; captive; slave; vassal, dependent, subject
    ազնիւ, հաւատարիմ ծառայ‎ ― azniw, hawatarim caṙaygood, faithful servant
    վարձ ծառայի‎ ― varj caṙayiwages, hire
    գրատ, նշանազգեստ ծառայի‎ ― grat, nšanazgest caṙayilivery
    ծառայ առնուլ‎ ― caṙay aṙnulto hire or engage a servant
    արձակել զծառայ‎ ― arjakel zcaṙayto discharge or dismiss a servant
    ի բաց արձակել զամենայն զծառայս‎ ― i bacʿ arjakel zamenayn zcaṙaysto clear the house
    նորոգել զամենայն զծառայս‎ ― norogel zamenayn zcaṙaysto engage new servants

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References[edit]

  • Diakonoff, Igor M. (1985), “Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian”, in Journal of the American Oriental Society[1], volume 105, issue 4, pages 597–603
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ծառայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ծառայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ծառայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935