մատեան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Southwestern Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian mʾtgdʾn' (mādayān, book), Manichaean Middle Persian mʾdyʾn (mādayān, book, writing). Old Georgian მატიანე (maṭiane), მატიანი (maṭiani) are from the same source, according to Ačaṙean borrowed via Armenian.

Noun[edit]

մատեան (matean)

  1. book; parchment, scroll, roll, register; code, manuscript
    աստուածային, աստուածաշունչ մատեանքastuacayin, astuacašunčʿ mateankʿthe Holy Scriptures, Holy Bible, Holy Writ
    մատենից դարանmatenicʿ daranlibrary
    ի մատենի հարկանել, տալi mateni harkanel, talto write, to set down or couch in writing, to register, to record

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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մատեան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մատեան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Durkin-Meisterernst, Desmond (2004), “mʾdyʾn”, in A Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian (Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum; 3.1), Turnhout: Brepols, page 224a
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971), “mādayān”, in A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 53
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 894
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մատեան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy