քուեայ

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from Talmudic Aramaic [script needed] ‎(quwyā, cube; die), from Ancient Greek κυβεία ‎(kubeía).

Noun[edit]

քուեայ ‎(kʿueay)

  1. cube
  2. die (used in divination)
  3. knucklebone (used in a game)
  4. (post-classical, modern) vote, ball, ballot
    տուփ քուէից‎ ― tupʿ kʿuēicʿ ― urn, ballot-box
    տուփ քուէիւք‎ ― tupʿ kʿuēiwkʿ ― by an unanimous vote
    քուեայ արկանել, տալ ձգել‎ ― kʿueay arkanel, tal jgel ― to vote, to ballot, to come to the vote, to poll

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References[edit]

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