մնամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *մինամ ‎(*minam), from Proto-Indo-European *menā-ye-, from *men- ‎(to stay, stand still).

Verb[edit]

մնամ ‎(mnam)

  1. to remain, to stay
    բարեաւ մնա՛‎ ― bareaw mná ― adieu!
    բարեաւ մնալ ասել‎ ― bareaw mnal asel ― to bid farewell, to take leave; to renounce, to forsake
    մնա՛, մնա՛յք խաղաղութեամբ‎ ― mná, mnáykʿ xałałutʿeamb ― goodbye! adieu!
    մնացեալ‎ ― mnacʿeal ― remainder, rest, residue
  2. to stop, to wait, to expect
  3. to hope
  4. to rest, to be at rest
    կալ մնալ‎ ― kal mnal ― to rest, to dwell, to reside
  5. to last, to consist, to hold out
    կամ մնալ‎ ― kam mnal ― to persist, to persevere

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The word has the following combining forms: մնա- ‎(mna-), մնայ- ‎(mnay-), մնաց- ‎(mnacʿ-).

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մնամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մնալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 471