ստամբակ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ստամբակ (stambak); see it for more.

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Adjective[edit]

ստամբակ (stambak) (superlative ամենաստամբակ)

  1. (archaic) indocile, disobedient, untractable

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle Persian sthmbk' (stambag, oppressive; obstinate). Compare Persian ستنبه (sitanbah, strong, robust, powerful, bold; litigious, unwilling to listen), Avestan 𐬯𐬙𐬆𐬧𐬠𐬌𐬌𐬀 (stəṇbiia, strife) and Sanskrit स्तभ्नोति (stabhnoti, to support, sustain, prop up); ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *stembʰH- (to prop up; to be firm, unmoving). See also ապստամբ (apstamb).

Adjective[edit]

ստամբակ (stambak)

  1. indocile, morose, disobedient, reluctant, untractable, froward, restive
  2. austere, rude, harsh, rigorous, severe
    • 5th century AD translation, Bible, Luke, 19:21 (in Armenian):
      Երկնչէի ի քէն, զի այր ստամբակ ես․ բառնաս՝ զոր ոչ եդիր, եւ հնձես՝ զոր ոչ սերմանեցեր։
      For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

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References[edit]

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