պէս

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *pēs. Compare Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬉𐬯𐬀 (paēsa, ornament, embellishment) and Sanskrit पेश (péṡa, ornament, decoration). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ-.

Preposition[edit]

պէս (pēs)

  1. as, like
    պէս գունակpēs gunakas
    պէս զայս օրինակpēs zays ōrinakthus, in this manner or way

Adverb[edit]

պէս (pēs)

  1. almost, nearly

Usage notes[edit]

Very common as a suffix -պէս (-pēs), meaning “like”.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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