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դակու

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian դակու (daku); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

դակու (daku)

  1. Alternative form of դակուր (dakur).

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • դակու in Ēduard Ałayan (1976), Ardi hayereni bacʿatrakan baṙaran [Explanatory Dictionary of Modern Armenian], in 2 vols, Yerevan: Hayastan

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps a Wanderwort related to English dagger. Alternatively, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰāg-u- and cognate with Ancient Greek θήγω (thḗgō, to sharpen, whet). The by-form դակուր (dakur) may have arisen due to influence of սակուր (sakur)․

NounEdit

դակու (daku

  1. adze, axe

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • դակու in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • դակու 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
  • դակու in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Hrach Martirosyan (2010), Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN 9789004173378, page 232