կախ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կախ ‎(kax); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

կախ ‎(kax) ‎(superlative ամենակախ)

  1. hanging, dangling, pendent; hung up, suspended

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Ačaṙyan and J̌ahukyan reject all attempts of connecting the word with the descendants of Proto-Indo-European *ḱenk- ‎(to hang), whence English hang. According to J̌ahukyan, an Iranian origin "is not impossible", if the word is connected with Shughni ках̌у̊н ‎(kax̌ū̊n).

Adjective[edit]

կախ ‎(kax)

  1. hanging, dangling, pendent; hung up, suspended
    ի կախ ունել‎ ― i kax unel ― to suspend, to hold in suspense
    ի կախ մնալ‎ ― i kax mnal ― to remain in suspense

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used only in the form ի կախ ‎(i kax).

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կախ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կախ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “կախ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 486
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1991), “Stugabanutʿyunner [Etymologies]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 2, pages 40–41
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “կախ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 373b