սկիզբն

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Old Armenian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier սկիսմն (skismn), from the root of սկսանիմ (sksanim) +‎ -մն (-mn).

Noun[edit]

սկիզբն (skizbn

  1. beginning, commencement, outset
    ի սկզբանէi skzbanē ― in the beginning, at first, originally, firstly, primitively
    անդուստ, անդստին ի սկզբանէandust, andstin i skzbanē ― from the very beginning or outset, from the first, ab ovo, ab antiquo
    ի սկզբանէ ցկատարածնi skzbanē cʿkataracn ― from beginning to end
    ի սկզբանէ աշխարհիi skzbanē ašxarhi ― since the creation of the world
    ի սկզբանէ էր բաննi skzbanē ēr bann ― in the beginning was the Word
    սկիզբն առնել, առնուլ, ունելskizbn aṙnel, aṙnul, unel ― to begin
  2. origin, principle; cause, matter, author, mother, motive, birth, base, foundation
    սկզբունք անընդմիջականքskzbunkʿ anəndmiǰakankʿ ― immediate principles
    սկզբունք Արքիմեդեայskzbunkʿ Arkʿimedeay ― Archimedes' principles
  3. principle, maxim
  4. prelude, proem, exordium

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References[edit]

  • սկսանիլ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University [Reprint of the original edition: 1926–1935, in 7 volumes, Yerevan]
  • սկիզբն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • սկիզբն in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language, a.k.a. NHB], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Robert Godel (1975), An introduction to the study of classical Armenian, Wiesbaden: Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, page 66