նահատակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian նահատակ (nahatak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

նահատակ (nahatak)

  1. martyr

Declension[edit]

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from an Iranian compound whose first member is the etymon of նախ (nax, first) and the second member means "to run, to attack": see ասպա-տակ (aspa-tak).

Noun[edit]

նահատակ (nahatak)

  1. the first to begin a combat, (front) fighter, champion, hero
  2. martyr

Declension[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: նահատակ (nahatak)

Further reading[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նահատակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, a reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նահատակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 896
  • Petrosean, Matatʿeay (1879), “նահատակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy