վասն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Iranian *vasn. Compare Manichaean Parthian wsnʾd ‎(*wasnāẟ, on account of, concerning, for, about), Old Persian 𐎺𐏁𐎴𐎠 ‎(vašnā, due to, thanks to) and Avestan [script needed] ‎(re-vasna, desire).

Preposition[edit]

վասն ‎(vasn)

  1. (with genitive) for, by reason of, for the sake of, on account of, in consideration of, considering, touching, concerning, upon the subject of; as to, as for, with respect to
    վասն սիրոյն Աստուածոյ‎ ― vasn siroyn Astuacoy ― for the love of God
    վասն իմ‎ ― vasn im ― for me, for my sake; as for me, for my part
    վասն թեթեւ ինչ յանցանաց‎ ― vasn tʿetʿew inčʿ yancʿanacʿ ― for a slight fault
    վասն երկիւղի‎ ― vasn erkiwłi ― for fear of
    վասն ընտրելոց‎ ― vasn əntrelocʿ ― in favour of the elect
    վասն զի‎ ― vasn zi ― for, because, wherefore
    վասն է՞ր‎ ― vasn ē?r ― why? for what reason?
    վասն այնր/այնորիկ, վասն այդր/այդորիկ, վասն այսր/այսորիկ‎ ― vasn aynr/aynorik, vasn aydr/aydorik, vasn aysr/aysorik ― for that reason, therefore, to that end, on that account
    վասն ո՞յր‎ ― vasn o?yr ― for which? for whom?
    վասն որոյ‎ ― vasn oroy ― why, therefore, by reason of which, consequently, wherefore
    վասն անգիտութեան‎ ― vasn angitutʿean ― through ignorance, ignorantly
    վասն խաչի քո պատուականի‎ ― vasn xačʿi kʿo patuakani ― by means of Thy most precious Cross, through Thy intercession
    վասն մեղացն‎ ― vasn mełacʿn ― sin-or trespass-offering

References[edit]

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