չիք

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian չիք (čʿikʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

չիք (čʿikʿ)

  1. there is not, there does not exist

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

չ- (čʿ-) +‎ իք (ikʿ)

Verb[edit]

չիք (čʿikʿ)

  1. there is not, there does not exist
    չիք ոքčʿikʿ okʿ — there is nobody
    չիք ոք բարի բայց մի Աստուածčʿikʿ okʿ bari baycʿ mi Astuac — no one is good save God only
    զԲաբելոն իմ չիք տեսեալzBabelon im čʿikʿ teseal — I have not seen Babylon
    չիք ոք չիք ուրեքčʿikʿ okʿ čʿikʿ urekʿ — there is no one
    չիք որ գիտիցէ զայդčʿikʿ or giticʿē zayd — nobody knows that
    չիք ոք որ եղծանել կարէčʿikʿ okʿ or ełcanel karē — no one can destroy it
    չիք ինչčʿikʿ inčʿ — there is nothing
    չիք եւ չիքčʿikʿ ew čʿikʿ — indeed it is not

Noun[edit]

չիք (čʿikʿ

  1. nothing, nothingness; nullity
    առ չքիaṙ čʿkʿi — for want of
    ի չիք դարձուցանելi čʿikʿ darjucʿanel — to reduce to nothing, to annihilate
    չիք լինել, չիք յաչաց լինելčʿikʿ linel, čʿikʿ yačʿacʿ linel — to come to nothing, to be annihilated, dissipated, to disappear, to vanish
    չիք լուսնիčʿikʿ lusni — wane of the moon

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References[edit]

  • չիք in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • իք in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • չիք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy