հնախօս

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Etymology[edit]

From հին (hin) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ խօսիմ (xōsim). Probably a calque of Ancient Greek ἀρχαιολογία (arkhaiología, antiquarian lore, ancient legends, history), from ἀρχαῖος (arkhaîos, primal, old, ancient) + λόγος (lógos, speech, oration, study).

Adjective[edit]

հնախօս (hnaxōs)

  1. telling or writing about antiquities

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Noun[edit]

հնախօս (hnaxōs)

  1. someone telling or writing about antiquities
  2. (post-classical, modern) archaeologist

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հնախօս”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հնախօս”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy