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 գունակ‎ ― pēs gunak ― as
    պէս զայս օրինակ‎ ― pēs zays ōrinak ― thus, 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, published 1926–1935