յենում

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Related to նեցուկ (necʿuk).

Verb[edit]

յենում (yenum)  (aorist indicative յեցայ)

  1. (intransitive) to lean upon, on or against
    յենուլ յորմնyenul yormnto lean against the wall
    յենուլ ի ծառyenul i caṙto lean or set one's back against a tree
    յենուլ արմկամբyenul armkambto lean on one's elbow; to rest one's elbows on
    յենուլ ի ցուպyenul i cʿupto lean upon a stick
    կալ դատարկ յեցեալ յինչkal datark yecʿeal yinčʿto loll
    յենուլ ի ցուպ եղեգնեայyenul i cʿup ełegneayto trust to a broken reed, to hope in, to rely or depend upon one who has no power, no interest
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to confide in, to rely on, to trust, to put one's trust or confidence in, to be based or grounded on
    յենուլ յոքyenul yokʿto rely, to depend upon a man's power, credit or protection
    յենուլ ի ծերութիւնyenul i cerutʿiwnto advance or grow in years, to age, to become or get old
    յենուլ ի հպարտութիւն ամբարտաւանութեանyenul i hpartutʿiwn ambartawanutʿeanto grow proud, to be puffed up
    յենուլ ի վաղակաւորնyenul i vałakawornto unsheathe, to draw a sword
    ամեն ինչ ի նա յեցեալ կայamen inčʿ i na yecʿeal kayall depends upon him, all hope is in him
    յեցի՛ր յիսyecʿír yislean upon me

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “յենում”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “յենում”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press