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 okʿthere is nobody
    չիք ոք բարի բայց մի Աստուածčʿikʿ okʿ bari baycʿ mi Astuacno one is good save God only
    զԲաբելոն իմ չիք տեսեալzBabelon im čʿikʿ tesealI have not seen Babylon
    չիք ոք չիք ուրեքčʿikʿ okʿ čʿikʿ urekʿthere is no one
    չիք որ գիտիցէ զայդčʿikʿ or giticʿē zaydnobody knows that
    չիք ոք որ եղծանել կարէčʿikʿ okʿ or ełcanel karēno one can destroy it
    չիք ինչčʿikʿ inčʿthere is nothing
    չիք եւ չիքčʿikʿ ew čʿikʿindeed it is not

Noun[edit]

չիք (čʿikʿ)

  1. nothing, nothingness; nullity
    առ չքիaṙ čʿkʿifor want of
    ի չիք դարձուցանելi čʿikʿ darjucʿanelto reduce to nothing, to annihilate
    չիք լինել, չիք յաչաց լինելčʿikʿ linel, čʿikʿ yačʿacʿ linelto come to nothing, to be annihilated, dissipated, to disappear, to vanish
    չիք լուսնիčʿikʿ lusniwane of the moon

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