քէն

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kʷoynéh₂. Borrowing from the Iranian cognate is also possible.

Noun[edit]

քէն (kʿēn)

  1. rancour, inveterate hate, spite, ill will, resentment; revenge
    քէն պահել, ի քէնս մտանելkʿēn pahel, i kʿēns mtanelto bear or owe a grudge, to bear malice or ill-will, to bear hard
    քէն ի մտի ունելkʿēn i mti unelto keep alive resentment for an injury
    քէն ունել ընդ ումեքkʿēn unel ənd umekʿto have a grudge or spite against
    քէն ի վրիժուցkʿēn i vrižucʿout of or from hatred
    հանել զվրէժ քինու, խնդրել զքէն վրիժուցhanel zvrēž kʿinu, xndrel zkʿēn vrižucʿto by revenged, to revenge oneself
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References[edit]

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “քէն”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “քէն”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Olsen, Birgit Anette (2017), “Armenian”, in Mate Kapović, editor, The Indo-European Languages (Routledge Language Family Series), 2nd edition, London, New York: Routledge, page 425
  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “քէն”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

քէն (kʿēn)

  1. ablative singular of դու (du)
    ի քէնi kʿēnfrom, by or of thee; thyself
    նա խօսեսցի առ ի քէնna xōsescʿi aṙ i kʿēnhe shall be thy spokesman
    ոչինչ հեռի ի քէնočʿinčʿ heṙi i kʿēnnot very far from you
    զքէնzkʿēnupon thee; of thee
    զինչ ասիցեն զքէնzinčʿ asicʿen zkʿēnwhat will they say of you?
    զորոց իրածգած եղեն զքէնzorocʿ iracgac ełen zkʿēnthose things they have heard about you