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 յորմն‎ ― yenul yormn ― to lean against the wall
    յենուլ ի ծառ‎ ― yenul i caṙ ― to lean or set one's back against a tree
    յենուլ արմկամբ‎ ― yenul armkamb ― to lean on one's elbow; to rest one's elbows on
    յենուլ ի ցուպ‎ ― yenul i cʿup ― to lean upon a stick
    կալ դատարկ յեցեալ յինչ‎ ― kal datark yecʿeal yinčʿ ― to loll
    յենուլ ի ցուպ եղեգնեայ‎ ― yenul i cʿup ełegneay ― to 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 յոք‎ ― yenul yokʿ ― to rely, to depend upon a man's power, credit or protection
    յենուլ ի ծերութիւն‎ ― yenul i cerutʿiwn ― to advance or grow in years, to age, to become or get old
    յենուլ ի հպարտութիւն ամբարտաւանութեան‎ ― yenul i hpartutʿiwn ambartawanutʿean ― to grow proud, to be puffed up
    յենուլ ի վաղակաւորն‎ ― yenul i vałakaworn ― to unsheathe, to draw a sword
    ամեն ինչ ի նա յեցեալ կայ‎ ― amen inčʿ i na yecʿeal kay ― all depends upon him, all hope is in him
    յեցի՛ր յիս‎ ― yecʿír yis ― lean upon me

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References[edit]

  • յենում in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • յենում in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]