վկայ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Iranian *vīkaya. Compare Avestan 𐬬𐬍𐬐𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬀 (vīkaiia), composed of the prefix 𐬬𐬍- (vī-, down) and the root 𐬐𐬀𐬌𐬌- (kaii-, to divide, separate, discern).

Noun[edit]

վկայ (vkay)

  1. witness, testifier; voucher
    Աստուած ինձ վկայAstuac inj vkayGod is my witness
    վկայ լինելvkay linelto be a witness of, the witnesses of, to be admitted as evidence
    վկայ կոչելvkay kočʿelto summon as witness; to invoke or call on to witness
    վկայ առնուլvkay aṙnulto take to witness
  2. martyr

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “վկայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “վկայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press