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 ոք‎ ― čʿikʿ okʿ ― there is nobody
    չիք ոք բարի բայց մի Աստուած‎ ― čʿikʿ okʿ bari baycʿ mi Astuac ― no one is good save God only
    զԲաբելոն իմ չիք տեսեալ‎ ― zBabelon im čʿikʿ teseal ― I have not seen Babylon
    չիք ոք չիք ուրեք‎ ― čʿikʿ okʿ čʿikʿ urekʿ ― there is no one
    չիք որ գիտիցէ զայդ‎ ― čʿikʿ or giticʿē zayd ― nobody knows that
    չիք ոք որ եղծանել կարէ‎ ― čʿikʿ okʿ or ełcanel karē ― no one can destroy it
    չիք ինչ‎ ― čʿikʿ inčʿ ― there is nothing
    չիք եւ չիք‎ ― čʿikʿ ew čʿikʿ ― indeed it is not

Noun[edit]

չիք ‎(čʿikʿ)

  1. nothing, nothingness; nullity
    առ չքի‎ ― aṙ čʿkʿi ― for want of
    ի չիք դարձուցանել‎ ― i čʿikʿ darjucʿanel ― to reduce to nothing, to annihilate
    չիք լինել, չիք յաչաց լինել‎ ― čʿikʿ linel, čʿikʿ yačʿacʿ linel ― to come to nothing, to be annihilated, dissipated, to disappear, to vanish
    չիք լուսնի‎ ― čʿikʿ lusni ― wane of the moon

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Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: չիք ‎(čʿikʿ)

References[edit]

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