մատչիմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The root is մատ- (mat-), from Proto-Indo-European *mād- (to meet, to approach), +‎ -չ- (-čʿ-). Cognate with Proto-Germanic *mōtą. Related to մօտ (mōt).

Verb[edit]

մատչիմ (matčʿim)  (aorist indicative մատեայ)

  1. (intransitive) to approach, to come close, to draw near, to advance, to present or offer oneself, to come, to appear
    յառաջ մատչել‎ ― yaṙaǰ matčʿelto advance, to come or go forward
    հուպ մատչել‎ ― hup matčʿelto approach, to draw near
    ի վեր մատչել‎ ― i ver matčʿelto go higher up, to ascend
  2. (intransitive) to be presented, offered, celebrated

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մատչիմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մատչիմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մատ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935