նաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us. A borrowing from the Iranian descendant (compare Middle Persian nʾw ‎(nāw)) of the same Proto-Indo-European word is also possible, but the native origin is more likely.

Noun[edit]

նաւ ‎(naw)

  1. boat, ship; battleship, trireme
    նաւ պատերազմիկ‎ ― naw paterazmik ― three benched galley, trireme
    նաւ մեծ‎ ― naw mec ― line of battle-ship, man of war
    նաւ հրձիգ‎ ― naw hrjig ― fire-ship
    նաւ հինից‎ ― naw hinicʿ ― privateer, corsair
    նաւ զօրագլխական‎ ― naw zōraglxakan ― admiral's ship, flagship
    նաւ զրահեալ‎ ― naw zraheal ― armoured ship, armour-plated ship
    նաւ վաճառական‎ ― naw vačaṙakan ― merchant-man, merchant-ship, trading-vessel
    նաւ շոգեմուղ‎ ― naw šogemuł ― steam-ship, steamer
    նաւ առագաստաւոր‎ ― naw aṙagastawor ― sailing-boat
    նաւ թեւճակաւոր‎ ― naw tʿewčakawor ― row-boat
    գումարտակ նաւուց‎ ― gumartak nawucʿ ― fleet
    վարձ նաւու‎ ― varj nawu ― freight
    վարձել զնաւ‎ ― varjel znaw ― to freight or charter a vessel
    կպրով օծանել/կպրաձիւթել զնաւ‎ ― kprov ōcanel/kprajiwtʿel znaw ― to tar, to careen, to caulk a ship
    կպրաձիւթող նաւուց‎ ― kprajiwtʿoł nawucʿ ― caulker
    մտանել, ելանել, երթալ ի նաւ‎ ― mtanel, elanel, ertʿal i naw ― to embark, to go on shipboard, to go on board a ship, to take a shipping
    ելանել ի նաւէ‎ ― elanel i nawē ― to land, to go a-shore, to disembark
    դնել ի նաւ‎ ― dnel i naw ― to embark, to ship, to export
    հանել ի նաւէ‎ ― hanel i nawē ― to disembark, to put a-shore, to unload goods
  2. navigation, seafaring
  3. wine-press basin (made of stone)

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նաւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նաւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նաւ”, 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 500