կորնչիմ

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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 իմkoreaw yišatak imall memory of me was lost
    կորեաւ յոյս իմkoreaw yoys immy hopes have vanished
    կորի՛ր յերեսաց իմոցkorír yeresacʿ imocʿget you gone, be gone!
  2. (intransitive) to perish, to decay, to be destroyed
    կորնչել սովամահkornčʿel sovamahto 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