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 Աստուածոյvasn siroyn Astuacoyfor the love of God
    վասն իմvasn imfor me, for my sake; as for me, for my part
    վասն թեթեւ ինչ յանցանացvasn tʿetʿew inčʿ yancʿanacʿfor a slight fault
    վասն երկիւղիvasn erkiwłifor fear of
    վասն ընտրելոցvasn əntrelocʿin favour of the elect
    վասն զիvasn zifor, because, wherefore
    վասն է՞րvasn ē?rwhy? for what reason?
    վասն այնր/այնորիկ, վասն այդր/այդորիկ, վասն այսր/այսորիկvasn aynr/aynorik, vasn aydr/aydorik, vasn aysr/aysorikfor that reason, therefore, to that end, on that account
    վասն ո՞յրvasn o?yrfor which? for whom?
    վասն որոյvasn oroywhy, therefore, by reason of which, consequently, wherefore
    վասն անգիտութեանvasn angitutʿeanthrough ignorance, ignorantly
    վասն խաչի քո պատուականիvasn xačʿi kʿo patuakaniby means of Thy most precious Cross, through Thy intercession
    վասն մեղացնvasn mełacʿnsin-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