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 մատեանք‎ ― astuacayin, astuacašunčʿ mateankʿ ― the Holy Scriptures, Holy Bible, Holy Writ
    մատենից դարան‎ ― matenicʿ daran ― library
    ի մատենի հարկանել, տալ‎ ― i mateni harkanel, tal ― to 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, published 1926–1935
  • 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