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ArmenianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Armenian բայ ‎(bay); see it for more.

NounEdit

բայ ‎(bay)

  1. (grammar) verb
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Armenian բայ ‎(bay); see it for more.

NounEdit

բայ ‎(bay)

  1. lair
DeclensionEdit

Old ArmenianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂ti-, from *bʰeh₂- ‎(to speak). Cognate with Ancient Greek φάσις ‎(phásis), φάτις ‎(phátis, declaration, enunciation, rumour).

NounEdit

բայ ‎(bay)

  1. speech, discourse
  2. word
  3. (grammar) verb
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “բալ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “bay₁”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 165
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Armenian[1] (pdf), Zagreb, page 9

Etymology 2Edit

Ačaṙyan does not record an acceptable etymology.

Ałayan derives from *bʰewH- ‎(to be), connecting the word with Old Irish both ‎(hut, bothy, cot; cabin), Welsh bod ‎(dwelling), Lithuanian bùtas ‎(house). J̌ahukyan, developing this, writes that the Indo-European proto-form for Armenian may have been *bʰweH-t- and the closest cognate—Albanian botë. Martirosyan remarks that not all the formal details are clear. For the semantic field, he compares the etymologically cognate բոյն ‎(boyn, nest; den, lair; hut).

Alternative formsEdit

  • բահ ‎(bah) (post-classical)

NounEdit

բայ ‎(bay)

  1. den, lair (especially of a bear)
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “բայ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “բայ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971), “բայ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume I, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935, page 402b
  • Ałayan, Ēduard (1974) Baṙakʿnnakan ew stugabanakan hetazotutʿyunner [Lexicological and Etymological Studies] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 35–36
  • J̌ahukyan, Geworg (1987) Hayocʿ lezvi patmutʿyun; naxagrayin žamanakašrǰan [History of the Armenian language: The Pre-Literary Period] (in Armenian), Yerevan: Academy Press, pages 116, 160
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010), “bay₂”, in Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 165–166
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