չքնաղ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian չքնաղ (čʿkʿnał).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

չքնաղ (čʿkʿnał) (superlative ամենաչքնաղ)

  1. very beautiful, marvelous, ravishing

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown.[1] Often derived from չիք (čʿikʿ), but -նաղ (-nał) remains unexplained.[2][3][4]

Adjective[edit]

չքնաղ (čʿkʿnał)

  1. unmatched, marvelous, admirable, superb
    Synonyms: աննման (annman), չնաշխարհիկ (čʿnašxarhik), պայծառագեղ (paycaṙageł), գերապանծ (gerapanc), հոյակապ (hoyakap), սքանչելի (skʿančʿeli)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1977), “չքնաղ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume III, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 634b
  2. ^ Dervischjan, P. Seraphin (1877) Armeniaca I: Das Altarmenische (in German), Vienna: Mechitharisten Buchdruckerei, page 3
  3. ^ Dervischjan (Tērvišean), P. Seraphin (1885) Hndewropakan naxalezu [Proto-Indo-European Language] (in Armenian), Constantinople: Nšan K. Pērpērean, page 119
  4. ^ J̌ahukyan, Geworg (2010), “չքնաղ”, in Vahan Sargsyan, editor, Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Asoghik, page 614b

Further reading[edit]

  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “չքնաղ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Łazarean, Ṙ. S. (2006), “չքնաղ”, in Grabari homanišneri baṙaran [Dictionary of Old Armenian Synonyms], Yerevan: University Press
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “չքնաղ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy