հրեշտակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian հրեշտակ (hreštak); see it for more.

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Noun[edit]

հրեշտակ (hreštak)

  1. angel
    պահապան հրեշտակpahapan hreštakguardian angel

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A Middle Iranian borrowing. Compare Manichaean Parthian fryštg (frēštag, apostle; angel), Middle Persian plystk' (frēstag, apostle; angel), Persian فرشته (ferešte, angel); see the latter for more.

Noun[edit]

հրեշտակ (hreštak)

  1. messenger, envoy, ambassador, legate; deputy; courier, express
    հրեշտակս առնել, առաքել, արձակել, յղելhreštaks aṙnel, aṙakʿel, arjakel, yłelto send a messenger or ambassador
    հրեշտակ Հայրապետին Հռովմայhreštak Hayrapetin Hṙovmaynuncio, the Pope's nuncio
    հրեշտակ մարտի կամ հաշտութեանhreštak marti kam haštutʿeanherald
  2. angel
    հրեշտակքhreštakkʿthe angels, heavenly spirits
    պահապան հրեշտակpahapan hreštaktutelary or guardian-angel
    հրեշտակ տեառնhreštak teaṙnangelus
    բարի հրեշտակքbari hreštakkʿthe good angels
    չար հրեշտակքčʿar hreštakkʿthe evil spirits
    հրեշտա՛կդ իմhreštákd immy angel!, my darling!
  3. indication, sign, token

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “հրեշտակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “հրեշտակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “հրեշտակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 532