մօտ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The original spelling is մաւտ (mawt), from the same Proto-Indo-European root as մատչիմ (matčʿim); see it.

Preposition[edit]

մօտ (mōt)

  1. (with accusative) near, nigh, next, close by, by
    մօտ այսրmōt aysrnear to this place
    մօտ առ մօտ, մօտ ի մօտ, մօտ ի մօտոյmōt aṙ mōt, mōt i mōt, mōt i mōtoyquite near or close, contiguously, thickly
    մօտ ընդ մօտ, մօտ ընդ հուպmōt ənd mōt, mōt ənd hupsoon, directly, instantly
    ի/ընդ մօտոյ, ի մօտէ, մօտուստ, ի մօտուստi/ənd mōtoy, i mōtē, mōtust, i mōtustnear, nearly, close by or to, next; soon, shortly, soon after; lately
    մօտ լինելmōt linelto be near or close to, to approach, to draw near
    ի մօտ կալi mōt kalto stand near, to be present at, to attend
    մօտ կտրելmōt ktrelto cut quite short
    մօտ անցանելmōt ancʿanelto pass close to, or hard by

Usage notes[edit]

Also functioning as an adverb.

Adjective[edit]

մօտ (mōt)

  1. near
    ընդ մօտ աւուրսənd mōt awursshortly, soon
    մօտ է առ քեզ յորժամ կամիցիս՝ կարող լինելmōt ē aṙ kʿez yoržam kamicʿis, karoł linelwhere there is a will there is a way

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “մօտ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “մօտ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “մօտ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press