Open main menu

Wiktionary β

երախայ

Contents

Old ArmenianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Ačaṙyan, from a hypothetical Classical Syriac *raxā, which, he says, is also the source of Middle Persian lsyk', lhyk' (rahīg, child, page).

The original meaning is an “unbaptized person”; it was used for both children and grown-ups. Later, as it became customary to be baptized in childhood, the word received the sense of a “child”.

The spelling երեխայ (erexay) arose due to the assimilation to the first vowel.

See also Արախա (Araxa).

NounEdit

երախայ (eraxay)

  1. (Christianity) unbaptized person; catechumen
  2. newborn child; child that cannot yet speak

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

երախայ (eraxay)

  1. child- or simple-minded, silly

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit