նաւակատիք

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing, +‎ ‎(-kʿ).

The first part goes back to an Iranian descendant of Proto-Indo-European *néwos ‎(new) (compare Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬎𐬎𐬀 ‎(nauua)), the second is of uncertain origin. Hübschmann identified it with Proto-Iranian *kata- ‎(house) (compare Avestan 𐬐𐬀𐬙𐬀 ‎(kata-, habitation), Persian کده ‎(kade, habitation)). But according to Jahukyan, it goes back to Iranian *kāti- ‎(wish, desire) (compare Sanskrit काति ‎(kāti, wishing, desiring)), from Proto-Iranian *kā- ‎(to strive for, to desire) (compare the Iranian etymon of կամ ‎(kam)) with the verbal suffix *-ti-.

Noun[edit]

նաւակատիք ‎(nawakatikʿpl

  1. inauguration, dedication, consecration ceremony
    առնել զնաւակատիս շինուածոյ‎ ― aṙnel znawakatis šinuacoy ― to inaugurate a building
    նաւակատիս առնել սեղանոյն‎ ― nawakatis aṙnel sełanoyn ― to dedicate or consecrate an altar
  2. feast, festival, rejoicing celebrated at the anniversaries of building inaugurations, weddings, etc.
  3. (Christianity) the eve of five “Tabernacle” feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church, when the fasting rules are relaxed

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նաւակատիք”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նաւակատիք”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “նաւակատիք”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2000), “նաւակատիք”, in Tʿosunean G. B., editor, Grabari baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian] (in Armenian), Yerevan: University Press
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 202
  • Malxaseancʿ, Stepʿan (1944–1945), “նաւակատիք”, in Hayerēn bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Armenian Explanatory Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: State Publishing House
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1995), “Hay-iranakan lezvakan zugadipumner [Armenian–Iranian Lingual Parallels]”, in Patma-banasirakan handes [Historical-Philological Journal][1] (in Armenian), issue 2, pages 183–186