վստահ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian վստահ (vstah).

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վստահ (vstah) (superlative ամենավստահ)

  1. sure, certain, confident
    Վստահ չեմ, թե հասկանում ես։
    Vstah čʿem, tʿe haskanum es.
    I'm not sure you understand.

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Iranian *vistāhv, from Old Iranian *vistāhuva-. Compare Middle Persian wstʾhw' (wistāx, confident, bold), Manichaean Middle Persian wystʾh (wistāx), Persian گستاخ (gostâx). See also ստահակ (stahak).

Adjective[edit]

վստահ (vstah

  1. confident, trusting
    վստահ լինելvstah linel ― to be sure, reassured; to trust
    վստահ առնելvstah aṙnel ― to strengthen, to reassure, to remove one's fears, to give one's word for
    վստահ եմ զիvstah em zi ― I am sure, I am convinced that, I do not doubt that
    վստահ լերուք յիսvstah lerukʿ yis ― rely, reckon on me
    ոչ էր վստահ յերեւելիսսočʿ ēr vstah yereweliss ― he had not placed his hopes in wordily things

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References[edit]

  • վստահ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy, page 684b
  • վստահ 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, volume II, page 831b
  • Heinrich Hübschmann (1897), Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 249
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, page 547
  • վստահ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume IV, pages 349–350
  • "wistāx" in David Neil MacKenzie (1986), A Concise Pahlavi Dictionary, London: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-713559-5, page 92
  • վստահ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5, page 714