ձերբակալ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ձերբակալ(jerbakal).

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ձերբակալ ‎(jerbakal)

  1. arrested

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally “caught by the hand”, from *ձերբ(*jerb, an old ablative of ձեռն(jeṙn)) +‎ -ա-(-a-) +‎ կալում(kalum). The whole formation is a calque of Middle Persian dstglwb'(*dast-graw, captivity).

Adjective[edit]

ձերբակալ ‎(jerbakal)

  1. taken, arrested
    ձերբակալ առնել‎ ― jerbakal aṙnel ― to take, to seize, to arrest, to make prisoner, to take into custody, to apprehend

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Noun[edit]

ձերբակալ ‎(jerbakal)

  1. prisoner, captive

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ձերբակալ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ձերբակալ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 42