վատ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վատ ‎(vat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

վատ ‎(vat) ‎(superlative ամենավատ)

  1. bad
    վատ մարդ‎ ― vat mard ― bad person
    վատ երազ‎ ― vat eraz ― bad dream
  2. (as a noun) the bad
  3. (Western Armenian) fainthearted, cowardly

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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 անուն‎ ― vat anun ― infamy, brand of infamy
  2. cowardly, weak, pusillanimous, dastardly, craven-hearted, unmanly, poor-spirited, mean-spirited
    վատ արանց‎ ― vat 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]

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