մատաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian մատաղ (matał); see it for more.

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Adjective[edit]

մատաղ (matał) (superlative ամենամատաղ)

  1. young, tender, new, fresh

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Noun[edit]

մատաղ (matał)

  1. sacrificial offering
  2. the process of sacrificing an animal
  3. the meat of the sacrificed animal

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Ačaṙyan, derived by metathesis from earlier *մաղատ (*małat), from Proto-Indo-European *mlad-, grown from *mel- (to grind). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ) and related to մատղաշ (matłaš). On the other hand, J̌ahukyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂d- (wet; glossy, fat, well-fed) and cognate to Persian مسکه (maska, fresh butter) and Old High German mast (fattening).

Adjective[edit]

մատաղ (matał)

  1. young, tender, new, fresh
    մատաղ հասակաւ, յաւուրցmatał hasakaw, yawurcʿvery young
    ի մատաղ տիսi matał tisin infancy, at so tender an age
    որթ մատաղortʿ matałmilk-fed calf

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Noun[edit]

մատաղ (matał)

  1. child, little child
  2. young calf intended for sacrifice; sacrificial offering

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մատաղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մատաղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մատաղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “մատաղ”, in Sargsyan, Vahan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik