վատ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վատ (vat).

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Adjective[edit]

վատ (vat)

  1. bad
    վատ մարդvat mard — bad person
    վատ երազvat eraz — bad dream
  2. (as a noun) the bad
  3. (Western Armenian) fainthearted, cowardly

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

վատ (vat)

  1. badly

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *vat. Compare Middle Persian wt' (wad, bad, evil), Persian بد (bad).

Adjective[edit]

վատ (vat

  1. bad, wicked, vile, low
    վատ անունvat anun — infamy, brand of infamy
  2. cowardly, weak, pusillanimous, dastardly, craven-hearted, unmanly, poor-spirited, mean-spirited
    վատ արանցvat arancʿ — the most cowardly of men, the basest of wretches
  3. idle, lazy, slothful, sluggish
  4. (as a noun) damage, loss, hurt, ruin, misfortune

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References[edit]

  • վատ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վատ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • վատ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University