ճանաչեմ

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Etymology[edit]

Through assimilation from earlier *ծանաչեմ (*canačʿem), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₃ské-, from *ǵneh₃- (to know).

Possible traces of the meaning ‘sign, omen’ can be seen in ծիածան (ciacan) and ծանակ (canak); for this meaning compare Russian знак (znak).

Verb[edit]

ճանաչեմ (čanačʿem)  (aorist indicative ծանեայ)

  1. to know to recognize; to be acquainted, to be aware
    չճանաչելčʿčanačʿelnot to know, to be unthankful, to forget
    ճանաչել զիրաւունսčanačʿel zirawunsto listen to reason

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճանաչեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ճանաչեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Abrahamyan, Ašot (1976) Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), 4th edition, Yerevan: Luys
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 338
  • Godel, Robert (1975) An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 53