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բայ

ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Armenian բայ (bay); see it for more.

NounEdit

բայ (bay)

  1. (grammar) verb
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian բայ (bay); see it for more.

NounEdit

բայ (bay)

  1. lair
DeclensionEdit

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂ti-, from *bʰeh₂- (to speak), whence բամ (bam); see it for more. Cognate with Ancient Greek φάσις (phásis), φάτις (phátis, declaration, enunciation, rumour).

NounEdit

բայ (bay

  1. speech, discourse
  2. word
  3. (grammar) verb
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • բայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բայ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բալ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • “bay₁” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 165
  • Ranko Matasović (2009), A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian, Zagreb, page 9

Etymology 2Edit

Ačaṙyan does not record an acceptable etymology.

Ałayan derives from *bʰewH- (to be), connecting the word with Old Irish both (hut, bothy, cot; cabin), Welsh bod (dwelling), Lithuanian bùtas (house). J̌ahukyan, developing this, writes that the Indo-European proto-form for Armenian may have been *bʰweH-t- and the closest cognate—Albanian botë. Martirosyan remarks that not all the formal details are clear. For the semantic field, he compares the etymologically cognate բոյն (boyn, nest; den, lair; hut).

Alternative formsEdit

  • բահ (bah) (post-classical)

NounEdit

բայ (bay

  1. den, lair (especially of a bear)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • բայ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բայ in Gabriēl Awetikʿean, Xačʿatur Siwrmēlean, Mkrtičʿ Awgerean (1836–37), Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language], in 2 vols, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • բայ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University, volume I, page 402b
  • Ēduard Ałayan (1974), Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR, pages 35–36
  • Geworg J̌ahukyan (1987), Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Written Period], Yerevan: Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR
  • “bay₂” in Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, pages 165–166