կատակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian կատակ (katak).

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Noun[edit]

կատակ (katak)

  1. joke
    կատակ անելkatak anelto make a joke
    Synonym: հանաք (hanakʿ)

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Etymology[edit]

From early Parthian *kātak; compare Middle Persian kʾtk' (*kādag, game; joke) and see there for more. See also կատակագուսան (katakagusan).

Ačaṙyan, who did not know about the Iranian words, following Lidén considered the word to be inherited from Proto-Indo-European *gʷad-, with Sanskrit गदति (gádati, to speak articulately, say, relate, tell) as a cognate. This etymology can now be discarded.

Noun[edit]

կատակ (katak)

  1. play, ridicule, joke
    ընդ կատակսənd katakspleasantly, jestingly, in jest; humorously, jocosely
    ասել ընդ կատակսasel ənd kataksto say jestingly, to cut jokes on
    թող անդր զկատակդtʿoł andr zkatakdjoking apart
    կատակ առնելkatak aṙnelto jest, to joke, to play the fool
    այպն եւ կատակ առնելaypn ew katak aṙnelto laugh at, to mock, to jeer, to rally, to scoff at, to turn into ridicule
    այպն եւ կատակ լինելaypn ew katak linelto be laughed at, to be the laughing-stock of
  2. buffoon
    • 5th century, Pʿawstos Buzand, Hayoc Patmutʿiwnʿ [History of the Armenians] 3.19:
      [] եւ ըմպէին անդ գինի բոզօք եւ վարձակօք եւ գուսանօք եւ կատակօք []
      [] ew əmpēin and gini bozōkʿ ew varjakōkʿ ew gusanōkʿ ew katakōkʿ []

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “կատակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press, pages 535–536
  • Asatrjan, G. S. (2013), “Parfjanskoje gōsān [Parthian gōsān]”, in Toxtasʹjev S. R., Lurʹje P. B., editors, Commentationes Iranicae. Sbornik statej k 90-letiju Vladimira Aronoviča Livšica[1] (in Russian), Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istorija, →ISBN, page 103
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կատակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Lidén, Evald (1906) Armenische Studien (in German), Göteborg: Wald. Zachrissons, page 72
  • Nyberg, H. S. (1974), “kātak”, in A Manual of Pahlavi, Part II: Glossary, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, page 116a
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կատակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy