հարցուկ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian հարցուկ (harcʿuk); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

հարցուկ (harcʿuk)

  1. soothsayer, oracle
  2. sorcerer, sorceress

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From հարցանեմ (harcʿanem, to ask, to inquire, to interrogate, to question) +‎ -ուկ (-uk). For the sense development compare Georgian მკითხავი (mḳitxavi, fortuneteller, sorceress) from კითხვა (ḳitxva, to ask).

Noun[edit]

հարցուկ (harcʿuk)

  1. soothsayer, conjurer; sorcerer, sorceress
    այս հարցուկ, հարցուկ դեւays harcʿuk, harcʿuk dewspirit of divination, Pythoness

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հարցուկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հարցուկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հարց”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press