քիչ

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian քիչ ‎(kʿičʿ); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

քիչ ‎(kʿičʿ) ‎(superlative ամենաքիչ)

  1. few
    շատ քիչ է‎ ― šat kʿičʿ ē ― it is too few
    քիչ մարդ‎ ― kʿičʿ mard ― few people
  2. small, little
    մի քիչ‎ ― mi kʿičʿ ― a little
    Ես հայերեն մի քիչ եմ հասկանում։‎ ― Es hayeren mi kʿičʿ em haskanum. ― I understand a little Armenian.

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

քիչ ‎(kʿičʿ)

  1. little
    քիչ ուտել‎ ― kʿičʿ utel ― to eat only a little

Noun[edit]

քիչ ‎(kʿičʿ)

  1. the little
    քչով բավարարվել‎ ― kʿčʿov bavararvel ― to be thankful for small mercies

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian کیچ ‎(kič, small, little).

Adjective[edit]

քիչ ‎(kʿičʿ)

  1. few

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: քիչ ‎(kʿičʿ)

References[edit]

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