քաղեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The root is քաղ- (kʿał-), inherited from Proto-Indo-European *kʷl̥-. Related to ցելում (cʿelum).

Verb[edit]

քաղեմ (kʿałem)  (aorist indicative քաղեցի)

  1. to pick, to pluck up, to take away; to draw, to extract
    սկսաւ ոգի նորա քաղիլ ի նմանէsksaw ogi nora kʿałil i nmanēhe began to faint away
    լոյս իմ քաղիloys im kʿałimy life is consuming
    քաղել զոգիս, զշունչ ուրուքkʿałel zogis, zšunčʿ urukʿto keep in suspense, to amuse, to keep at bay
    քաղել բանս ի բերանոյ ուրուքkʿałel bans i beranoy urukʿto catch something out of one's mouth; (figuratively) to get, to obtain his secret surreptitiously
  2. to gather, to gather together, to collect, to assemble, to amass
  3. to construct a building tapering from bottom to top

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References[edit]

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