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 հաւսorsal hawsto fowl
    ձուկն որսալjukn orsalto fish
    աղուէս որսալałuēs orsalto hunt a fox
    որսալ զյաջողութիւն աւուրցorsal zyaǰołutʿiwn awurcʿto watch the propitious moment or favourable occasion
    որսալ փառս կամ պատիւսorsal pʿaṙs kam patiwsto 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 զհոգիսorsal zhogisto prey upon souls
    որսալ զոքorsal zokʿto catch or entrap a person, to insnare; (figuratively) to captivate, to win; to entice, to attract, to allure, to flatter
    որսալ զսիրտ ուրուքorsal zsirt urukʿto gain a person's heart
    որսալ զոք բանիւorsal zokʿ baniwto win a person with fair speech
    որսալ ինչ բանս ի բերանոյ ուրուքorsal inčʿ bans i beranoy urukʿto 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