մեղանչեմ

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Etymology[edit]

Suffixed from մեղ(meł) +‎ -նչ-(-nčʿ-).

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մեղանչեմ ‎(mełančʿem)  (aorist indicative մեղայ)

  1. (intransitive) to sin, to commit crime or fault, to transgress, to do amiss, to offend, to fail in duty, to err
    մահուչափ մեղանչել‎ ― mahučʿapʿ mełančʿel ― to sin mortally
    ծանունս մեղանչել‎ ― canuns mełančʿel ― to sin grievously
    թեթեւս մեղանչել‎ ― tʿetʿews mełančʿel ― to sin lightly or venially
    զի՞ մեղայ‎ ― zi? mełay ― what have I done?
  2. (transitive) to mistake, to wrong, to injure, to aggrieve, to do injury or harm, to harm, to be hurtful, to hurt, to be prejudicial or injurious to

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մեղանչեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մեղանչեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Abrahamyan, Ašot (1976) Grabari jeṙnark [A Handbook of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), 4th edition, Yerevan: Luys