տարտամ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian տարտամ(tartam); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

տարտամ (tartam) (superlative ամենատարտամ)

  1. slow, sluggish, languid
  2. uncertain, wavering
  3. indefinite, blurred, obscure
  4. weak, feeble
  5. boring, monotonous

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

տարտամ (tartam)

  1. sluggishly, languidly
  2. indefinitely
  3. monotonously

Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from *տատարմ(*tatarm), *տատրամ(*tatram), by reduplication from Proto-Indo-European *drem-(to sleep); cognates include Ancient Greek δαρθάνω(darthánō), Sanskrit द्रायति(drāyati), Latin dormiō, Russian дремать(drematʹ).

Adjective[edit]

տարտամ (tartam)

  1. unsteady, irresolute, perplexed, wavering, indeterminate, uncertain, cowardly, slothful, sluggish, idle
  2. (as a noun) want of determination, irresolution, indecision
    տարտամ տագնապի տարակուսանաց‎ ― tartam tagnapi tarakusanacʿ ― painful thoughts, mental anguish

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References[edit]

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