Open main menu

ArmenianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Old Armenian արահետ (arahet)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

արահետ (arahet)

  1. path; track; trail

DeclensionEdit


Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Ačaṙyan from այր (ayr, man) +‎ -ա- (-a-) +‎ հետ (het, footstep, track), i.e. “a trail left by man”.

On the other hand, according to Pʿerixanyan borrowed from Middle Median *arahēt, *arahēti, an old compound of Iranian *raθa- (chariot) + *iti-, *yāti- from *yā-, *yi- (to go), with the composite meaning of “road for chariots, road”; for the constituents compare Sanskrit रथ (ratha, chariot) and इत्या (ityā, going, stepping).

NounEdit

արահետ (arahet)

  1. road
  2. street
  3. beaten track; blazed trail

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Armenian: արահետ (arahet)

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “արահետ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “արահետ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “արահետ”, 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
  • Perixanjan, A. G. (1993) Materialy k etimologičeskomu slovarju drevnearmjanskovo jazyka. Častʹ I [Materials for the Etymological Dictionary of the Old Armenian Language. Part 1] (in Russian), Yerevan: Academy Press, page 9
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “arahet”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 125