ուտեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed-. The verb is suppletive: part of the conjugation is filled by կեր- ‎(ker-), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷerh₃-, whence also կեր ‎(ker).

Verb[edit]

ուտեմ ‎(utem)  (aorist indicative կերայ)

  1. to eat
    անյագաբար ուտել‎ ― anyagabar utel ― to eat greedily, to eat up, to devour
  2. (figuratively) to run through, to squander, to eat up, to waste, to consume
    եկեր զամենայն կեանս իւր‎ ― eker zamenayn keans iwr ― he lavished or squandered away all his fortune
  3. to eat away or up, to corrode; to fret; to consume, to devour

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ուտեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ուտեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ուտել”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935