մատեան

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing. Compare Middle Persian mʾtgdʾn' (mādayān, book), Manichaean Middle Persian mʾdyʾn (mādayān, book, writing).

Noun[edit]

մատեան (matean

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

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References[edit]

  • մատեան in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մատեան in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մատեան in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • “mādayān” in David Neil MacKenzie (1986), A Concise Pahlavi Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-713559-5, page 53
  • “mʾdyʾn” in Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (2004), A Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian, Turnhout: Brepols, page 224a