կորնչիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Suffixed verb from the root կոր-(kor-) +‎ -նչ-(-nčʿ-). The root is of unknown origin.

Verb[edit]

կորնչիմ ‎(kornčʿim)  (aorist indicative կորեայ)

  1. (intransitive) to be lost, to disappear
    կորեաւ յիշատակ իմ‎ ― koreaw yišatak im ― all memory of me was lost
    կորեաւ յոյս իմ‎ ― koreaw yoys im ― my hopes have vanished
    կորի՛ր յերեսաց իմոց‎ ― korír yeresacʿ imocʿ ― get you gone, be gone!
  2. (intransitive) to perish, to decay, to be destroyed
    կորնչել սովամահ‎ ― kornčʿel sovamah ― to die of starvation, to be starved to death; to be dying of hunger
  3. (intransitive) to lose one's way, to lose oneself, to go astray, to err
  4. (intransitive) to go to ruin, to ruin oneself

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “կորնչիմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “կոր”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935