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կնիք

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian կնիք (knikʿ); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

կնիք (knikʿ)

  1. seal
    կնիք դնելknikʿ dnel ― to affix a seal
    ընկերության կնիքənkerutʿyan knikʿ ― corporate seal
  2. stamp, impression

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Colloquially Russian печать (pečatʹ) is often used instead.


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • կնունք (knunkʿ) (dialectal, senses “stamp; stamped image; baptism” only)
  • կնուք (knukʿ) (dialectal, sense “baptism” only)

EtymologyEdit

From Hurrian *kanikki, from Akkadian [script?] (kanīku, kanikku, sealed object: document, sack bulla, etc.). The dialectal forms կնունք (knunkʿ), կնուք (knukʿ) must be from Akkadian [script?] (kunukku, seal-cylinder).

NounEdit

կնիք (knikʿ

  1. seal; signet; stamp, impression of a seal; signature; mark, figure, sign, character
    կնիք հարկանելknikʿ harkanel ― to affix one's seal to, seal
    լուծանել, պարզել զկնիքlucanel, parzel zknikʿ ― to unseal, to break the seal
    կնիք դրամոյknikʿ dramoy ― die, stamp
    կնիք տալknikʿ tal ― to seal up, to terminate, to finish
    կնիք բանիցknikʿ banicʿ ― conclusion, end
    կնիք բանիսknikʿ banis ― after all, in fine, in short, in a word
    կնիք դնել բանիցknikʿ dnel banicʿ ― to wind up a speech, to conclude a discourse
    կնիք Հօրknikʿ Hōr ― the only Begotten Son
    կնիք անմահութեանknikʿ anmahutʿean ― the seal or stamp of immortality
    կնիք անփակknikʿ anpʿak ― flying seal
    կնիք կուսութեանknikʿ kusutʿean ― maidenhead, hymen
    կնիք ազգատոհմիknikʿ azgatohmi ― coat of arms, armorial bearings, crest, arms
  2. proof, witness
  3. confirmation, sentence
  4. (Christianity) sign of the cross
  5. (Christianity) baptism
    կնիք տալknikʿ tal ― to baptize
    կնիք առնուլknikʿ aṙnul ― to receive baptism, to be baptized
    առնուլ զոք ի կնքոյaṙnul zokʿ i knkʿoy ― to stand godfather or godmother to
  6. (music) tone, sound

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • կնիք in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • կնիք 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
  • կնիք in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • Igor M. Diakonoff (1985), Hurro-Urartian Borrowings in Old Armenian. In: Journal of the American Oriental Society 105.4: 597–603