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մատաղ

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian մատաղ (matał); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

մատաղ (matał)

  1. young, tender, new, fresh

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

մատաղ (matał)

  1. sacrificial offering
  2. the process of sacrificing an animal
  3. the meat of the sacrificed animal

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Ačaṙyan, derived by metathesis from earlier *մաղատ (*małat), from Proto-Indo-European *mlad-, grown from *mel- (to grind). Cognate with Old Church Slavonic младъ (mladŭ) and related to մատղաշ (matłaš). On the other hand, J̌ahukyan derives from Proto-Indo-European *mad- (wet; glossy, fat, well-fed) and cognate to Persian مسکه (maska, fresh butter) and Old High German mast (fattening).

AdjectiveEdit

մատաղ (matał

  1. young, tender, new, fresh
    մատաղ հասակաւ, յաւուրցmatał hasakaw, yawurcʿ — very young
    ի մատաղ տիսi matał tis — in infancy, at so tender an age
    որթ մատաղortʿ matał — milk-fed calf

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

մատաղ (matał

  1. child, little child
  2. young calf intended for sacrifice; sacrificial offering

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • մատաղ in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • մատաղ 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
  • մատաղ in Hračʿeay Ačaṙean (1971–79), Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words], in 4 vols (second edition), Yerevan: Yerevan State University
  • մատաղ in Geworg J̌ahukyan (ed. by Vahan Sargsyan) (2010), Hayeren stugabanakan baṙaran [Armenian Etymological Dictionary], Yerevan: Asoghik, ISBN 978-9939-50-121-5