մատչիմ

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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 մատչելyaṙaǰ matčʿelto advance, to come or go forward
    հուպ մատչելhup matčʿelto approach, to draw near
    ի վեր մատչելi 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