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 mnáadieu!
    բարեաւ մնալ ասելbareaw mnal aselto bid farewell, to take leave; to renounce, to forsake
    մնա՛, մնա՛յք խաղաղութեամբmná, mnáykʿ xałałutʿeambgoodbye! adieu!
    մնացեալmnacʿealremainder, rest, residue
  2. to stop, to wait, to expect
  3. to hope
  4. to rest, to be at rest
    կալ մնալkal mnalto rest, to dwell, to reside
  5. to last, to consist, to hold out
    կամ մնալkam mnalto 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