սակաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Instrumental singular of սակ (sak, measure, number), i.e. “with measure, moderate”.

Adjective[edit]

սակաւ (sakaw)

  1. few in number, inconsiderable, moderate, small, slender
    ոչ սակաւք ի նոցանէočʿ sakawkʿ i nocʿanēmany of them
    ճաշակեցի սակաւ մի մեղրčašakecʿi sakaw mi mełrI ate some or a little honey
    մարթի եւ ի սակաւէն՝ սակաւ տալmartʿi ew i sakawēn, sakaw tala little may be offered even of a little

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

սակաւ (sakaw)

  1. somewhat, less
    սակաւ սակաւ, առ սակաւ սակաւsakaw sakaw, aṙ sakaw sakawlittle by little, by degrees, by little and little, insensibly
    սակաւ անգամ, սակաւ երբեքsakaw angam, sakaw erbekʿrarely, seldom
    ոչ սակաւočʿ sakawmany, much, not less
    սակաւ ինչ, սակաւս, առ սակաւ միsakaw inčʿ, sakaws, aṙ sakaw mifew, not very, somewhat, rather, a little
    առ սակաւ մի, ի սակաւ ժամանակի, յետ սակաւուցaṙ sakaw mi, i sakaw žamanaki, yet sakawucʿshortly, in a short time, for a moment
    յետ սակավ միոյyet sakav mioyshortly after
    սակաւուքsakawukʿwith few attendants; in few words, briefly, in short

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “սակաւ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “սակաւ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սակաւ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935