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Old ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from the preposition առ (aṙ, by, at, near) +‎ տիկ (tik, wineskin).

NounEdit

առատիկ (aṙatik)

  1. a cord for binding up a criminal’s feet

Usage notesEdit

The word is attested only in oblique cases առատկաց (aṙatkacʿ) and առատկաւք (aṙatkawkʿ), so the nominative can be reconstructed as *առատիկ (*aṙatik) or *առատուկ (*aṙatuk). The modern literary Armenian has chosen the latter but the etymology points to the former.

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “առատիկ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “առատիկ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “առատուկ”, 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
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “*aṙatik”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 108