քաւ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kaw- (to beware, to take precautions). Cognate with Latin caveo. Related to ցոյց (cʿoycʿ).

Noun[edit]

քաւ (kʿawindeclinable

  1. expiation, atonement, redemption
    քա՜ւ յինէն‎ ― kʿa!w yinēnfar be it from me, God save me!
    քա՜ւ լիցի ինձ ի Տեառնէ‎ ― kʿa!w licʿi inj i TeaṙnēGod preserve me!
    քա՜ւ քեզ, քա՜ւ լիցի, քա՜ւ մի լիցի‎ ― kʿa!w kʿez, kʿa!w licʿi, kʿa!w mi licʿino! God forbid!
    քա՜ւ լիցի քեզ‎ ― kʿa!w licʿi kʿezfar be such thoughts from thee
    քա՜ւ լիցի մեզ‎ ― kʿa!w licʿi mezwe will not, we don't like
    քա՜ւ ի մէնջ‎ ― kʿa!w i mēnǰGod preserve us, God save us
    օն անդր, քա՜ւ լիցի‎ ― ōn andr, kʿa!w licʿioh! never fye! fye upon it!

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References[edit]

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