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ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Armenian առակ (aṙak); see it for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

առակ (aṙak)

  1. fable

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the preposition առ (aṙ) +‎ ակն (akn, eye).

NounEdit

առակ (aṙak)

  1. example
    առակաւaṙakawby example
    յառակ ածելyaṙak acelto give an example, to quote
  2. spectacle, something to look at
  3. bad example, bad role-model, epitome, infamous subject for public talkings
    առ առակէaṙ aṙakēto be exposed to public laughter or contempt
    յառակս տալyaṙaks talto expose to public attention or censure
    յառակս, առակ նշաւակի լինելyaṙaks, aṙak nšawaki linelto be exposed to public view, to lay open to public contempt
  4. parable, simile, allegory; fable; proverb, adage
    առակ արկանել, առակօք խօսելaṙak arkanel, aṙakōkʿ xōselto tell a proverb, parable, fables; to proverb
    ըստ առակինəst aṙakinaccording to the proverb
    յառակ գալ, յառակս լինելyaṙak gal, yaṙaks linelto become proverbial or a proverb
  5. riddle, enigma, conundrum
    առակ արկանել, առակօք խօսելaṙak arkanel, aṙakōkʿ xōselto give an enigma or charade to guess or divide

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ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առակ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առակ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press