կէտ

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Middle Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably of the same origin as Old Armenian կիծ- ‎(kic-, to bite).

Noun[edit]

կէտ ‎(kēt)

  1. a kind of fly that bites donkeys and cattle

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Łazaryan, Ṙ. S.; Avetisyan, H. M. (2009), “կէտ”, in Miǰin hayereni baṙaran [Dictionary of Middle Armenian] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 372a
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 361

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek κῆτος ‎(kêtos).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

կէտ ‎(kēt)

  1. whale
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Etymology 2[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps from unattested Iranian *kēt; compare Sanskrit केत ‎(keta, mark, sign) and Middle Armenian կայտ ‎(kayt). Alternatively, related to կիծ- ‎(kic-, to bite).

Noun[edit]

կէտ ‎(kēt)

  1. point, dot (in various senses, such as of time, appointment)
    ի կէտ մահուն‎ ― i kēt mahun ― at the point of death
    կէտ նպատակի‎ ― kēt npataki ― aim, end, scope, object, goal
  2. goal, purpose; target
  3. centre
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Adjective[edit]

կէտ ‎(kēt)

  1. (post-classical) odd (of numbers)
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Usage notes[edit]

In some compounds the word has the combining form կետ- ‎(ket-).

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կէտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “կէտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կէտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 363