պատճառ

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian պատճառ (patčaṙ).

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Noun[edit]

պատճառ (patčaṙ)

  1. reason, cause
    Antonyms: հետեւանք (hetewankʿ)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from an Iranian word whose components go back to Proto-Iranian *pati- (against) and *kar- (to do, make), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷer-.[1][2] Cognate with Buddhist Sogdian [script needed] (pčʾrt /pačārt/, because of, as a result), Christian Sogdian [script needed] (pčrw /pačaru/, instead).[3]

Noun[edit]

պատճառ (patčaṙ)

  1. reason, cause; motive
    պատճառաւ, ի պատճառսpatčaṙaw, i patčaṙson account of, for the sake of, for, because of, out of regard for
    ի պատճառս քոi patčaṙs kʿofor your sake, for you
    պատճառ լինելpatčaṙ linelto be the cause or author of
    պատճառս ի մէջ ածելpatčaṙs i mēǰ acelto allege, plead, urge or adduce reasons
    բառնալ զպատճառսbaṙnal zpatčaṙsto take away the motive or grounds
    առանց իրաւացի պատճառիaṙancʿ irawacʿi patčaṙiwithout a real motive, causelessly, groundlessly, unreasonably
  2. occasion
    պատճառ տալpatčaṙ talto give occasion to
  3. pretext, excuse
    Synonyms: պատրուակ (patruak)
    պատճառաւ, ի պատճառսpatčaṙaw, i patčaṙsunder pretence of
    պատճառս առնուլpatčaṙs aṙnulto take as a pretext, to pretend, to allege
    պատճառ լինելpatčaṙ linelto dissemble
    պատճառել պատճառս մեղացpatčaṙel patčaṙs mełacʿto seek excuses for sins
  4. fault, sin

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Belardi, Walter (1961), “Sull’origine delle voci armene antiche inizianti con -pat”, in Handes Amsorya[1] (in Italian), volume 75, issue 10–12, column 621
  2. ^ Olsen, Birgit Anette (1999) The noun in Biblical Armenian: origin and word-formation: with special emphasis on the Indo-European heritage (Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs; 119), Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, page 902
  3. ^ Livshits, Vladimir (2006), “Armeno-Partho-Sogdica”, in Iran and the Caucasus[2], volume 10, issue 1, page 84

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