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 ասելbareaw mnal asel ― to bid farewell, to take leave; to renounce, to forsake
    մնա՛, մնա՛յք խաղաղութեամբmná, mnáykʿ xałałutʿeamb ― goodbye! adieu!
    մնացեալmnacʿeal ― remainder, rest, residue
  2. to stop, to wait, to expect
  3. to hope
  4. to rest, to be at rest
    կալ մնալkal mnal ― to rest, to dwell, to reside
  5. to last, to consist, to hold out
    կամ մնալkam mnal ― to persist, to persevere

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Usage notes[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  • մնամ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մնալ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 471