նաւաստի

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Etymology[edit]

From *նաւաստ (*nawast, navigation) +‎ (-i), from Middle Iranian *nāvvast, from Iranian *nāv- (ship) + *vasti-/*vasta- (driving, leading), from *vad- (to lead). The first is cognate with նաւ (naw), the second part is related to վարեմ (varem).

Noun[edit]

նաւաստի (nawasti)

  1. sailor, seaman, mariner, sea-faring man
    նաւաստիքnawastikʿseamen, sea-faring people, crew

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “նաւաստի”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “նաւաստի”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Perixanjan, Anait (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 57