որսամ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From որս ‎(ors).

Verb[edit]

որսամ ‎(orsam)

  1. to chase, to hunt, to go a hunting or shooting, to shoot
    որսալ հաւս‎ ― orsal haws ― to fowl
    ձուկն որսալ‎ ― jukn orsal ― to fish
    աղուէս որսալ‎ ― ałuēs orsal ― to hunt a fox
    որսալ զյաջողութիւն աւուրց‎ ― orsal zyaǰołutʿiwn awurcʿ ― to watch the propitious moment or favourable occasion
    որսալ փառս կամ պատիւս‎ ― orsal pʿaṙs kam patiws ― to go in search of honour or glory
  2. (figuratively) to try or endeavour to win or to seduce, to wrap up or involve in snares, to surprise, to entrap
    որսալ զհոգիս‎ ― orsal zhogis ― to prey upon souls
    որսալ զոք‎ ― orsal zokʿ ― to catch or entrap a person, to insnare; (figuratively) to captivate, to win; to entice, to attract, to allure, to flatter
    որսալ զսիրտ ուրուք‎ ― orsal zsirt urukʿ ― to gain a person's heart
    որսալ զոք բանիւ‎ ― orsal zokʿ baniw ― to win a person with fair speech
    որսալ ինչ բանս ի բերանոյ ուրուք‎ ― orsal inčʿ bans i beranoy urukʿ ― to entangle a person in his own words

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “որսամ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy