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անասուն

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian անասուն (anasun).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

անասուն (anasun)

  1. animal, beast (usually of farm animals)
  2. (pejorative) brute, beast (used as generic insult)
    արա, այ անասու՛ն
  3. (dialectal) child (not yet capable of speech)

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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally “not-speaking”, from ան- (an-, without, less, un-) +‎ ասուն (asun, capable of speech and reason). Typologically compare Georgian პირუტყვი (pirutqvi).

AdjectiveEdit

անասուն (anasun

  1. irrational; not endowed with the faculty of speaking

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

անասուն (anasun

  1. animal, brute

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ReferencesEdit

  • անասուն in Mathias Bedrossian (1879), New Dictionary Armenian–English, Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • անասուն 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