սամտի

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an unknown root *սամ- (*sam-) +‎ -տի (-ti). Compare անգտի (angti).

Noun[edit]

սամտի (samti)

  1. prostitute

Usage notes[edit]

The word is a hapax legomenon

References[edit]

  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “angti”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 71
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “սամտի”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press