հիւթ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sipto-, grown from *seip-, *seib- ‎(to pour, rain, sift). Cognate include Ancient Greek τρύγ-οιπος ‎(trúg-oipos, strainingcloth for wine), εἴβω ‎(eíbō, to drop), Old English sipian (English seep).

Noun[edit]

հիւթ ‎(hiwtʿ

  1. element, matter
  2. humour; moisture; succulence
    հիւթ պտղոց‎ ― hiwtʿ ptłocʿ ― juice; syrup
    հիւթ բուսոց‎ ― hiwtʿ busocʿ ― sap
    հիւթ մսոյ‎ ― hiwtʿ msoy ― gravy
    հիւթ փորոտեաց‎ ― hiwtʿ pʿoroteacʿ ― intestinal juices
    հիւթ ստամոքային‎ ― hiwtʿ stamokʿayin ― gastric juice
    ապակային հիւթ‎ ― apakayin hiwtʿ ― vitreous humour
  3. (figuratively) essence, substance, nature
  4. (figuratively) enthusiasm, zeal

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References[edit]

  • հիւթ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հիւթ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • հիւթ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 409